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Officer-in-charge (OC) of Gowaighat police station, Parimal Deb confirmed the matter. He said, "The victims drowned after the boat carrying them sank while crossing the canal.”

The teenagers were rescued soon and rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared them dead, he added.

A 17-year-old madrasa student, named Imran, reportedly drowned in the same canal on Thursday. However, his body is yet to be recovered.

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