Two teenage boys drowned while bathing in Kharkharia river in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari on Friday, reports UNB.
The deceased were Kurban Ali, 14, and his friend Meraj Ali, 16, from Ward 7 of Saidpur municipality.
They were class-VII students of a local school.
Shahjahan Pasha, officer-in-charge of Saidpur police station, said the teens drowned when they were taking bath in the river.
Later, locals rescued the boys at 3:30pm and took them to Upazila Health Complex where the physicians pronounced the boys dead.