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Three children drown in Patuakhali pond

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Three children drowned in a pond at Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali on Friday, police said.

The deceased were identified as Ruman, 7, his sister Sharmin, 5, and their cousin Mariam, 8, reports UNB.

The incident happened at Zia colony area of Tiakhali union of the upazila at 12:30pm.

Police have been sent to investigate the incident, said Officer-in-charge of Kalapara Police Station Md Jashim.

The death of these three children has created an overwhelming atmosphere in the area.

According to police and local sources, the three children were playing around the house since Friday morning. At one point the children fell into the pond.

Locals found Sharmin floating in the pond during search operation, two others were found there too. All the three children were taken to Kalapara Hospital where doctors declared them dead.

Legal action is being taken in this regard, said the OC.

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