Three girls drowned in the Padma river in Bagha upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.
The deceased were Jeam, 17, a class XI student of Mirganj College, Esha Khatun, 9, a student of Bagha Government Primary School--two daughters of Zillur Rahman and Shipra, 12, -- a class VI student of Mirganj Girls' High School and daughter of Shahidul Islam.
Mohasin Ali, officer-in-charge of Bagha police station, said the three girls went to the Padma river for taking bath around 12:30pm and drowned in the river.
Later, local people found the floating body of a girl and then recovered two other bodies conducting a rescue operation.
They were taken to Charghat Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared them dead.