Two minor children drown in Cox’s Bazar

Two minor children drowned in a pond at Pekua upazila in Cox’s Bazar district on Tuesday evening.The deceased were identified as Sayema Akter, 4, daughter of Saudi Arabian expatriate Saiful Islam, and Nazma Moni, 4, daughter of Nurul Azim, a resident of Notunpara area under Toitong union in the upazila.

According to the deceased family members, the duo was playing together on the bank of the pond adjacent to their houses. At one stage, they slipped into the waterbody and drowned there.Family members started searching for them as they didn’t return home till night and found their bodies floating in the water.Toitong Union Parishad Chairman Jahedul Islam Chowdhury confirmed the death matter.

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