Two minor siblings drowned in a pond at Tariaani village in Haziganj upazila on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Mahmuda Akhter, 8, and Kawsar Hossain, 9, daughter and son respectively of Md Yusuf Hossain of the village.
Union Parishad Member Murad Hossain said Mahmuda fell into the pond while she was playing near it around 5 pm, leading Kawsar to jump in to try and save his sister. Unfortunately he too drowned.
Later, the family members found their bodies floating in the pond, reports UNB.
Being informed, police were sent to the spot. Preparations for their burial would be taken in consultation with family members, said officer-in-charge of Haziganj Police Station Md Jabedul Islam.
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