Three children drown in Jamalpur
Published: 06:42 PM, 4 August 2020 Updated: 06:43 PM, 4 August 2020
Three children have drowned in ponds and floodwaters in separate incidents in Jamalpur. The incidents took place at 12:00 pm on Tuesday at Jhalopara of Nilakshia UP in Bakshiganj upazila and Bhelamari area of Madarganj upazila.
The deceased have been identified as Siam, son of Liton Miah of Jhalopara area of the upazila, Jannat, daughter of Rashed Miah of the same area and Sammi Akhter, daughter of Sanaullah Miah of Bhelamri area.
Confirming the information, Bakshiganj Upazila Health Officer Dr. Pratab Nandi said that Siam and Jannat were playing outside their house at 11:00 am. They suddenly fell into the water in the nearby pond. Later, the local rescued them from the pond and took them to Upazila Health Complex, where doctors pronounced the duo dead.
Meanwhile, Madarganj Upazila Health Complex Medical Officer Dr Shamim Iftekhar said that Sammi Akhter drowned while taking a bath in the floodwaters around 11:00 am. The locals later rescued him and took him to the hospital, where doctors declared him dead.