3 kids drown in Patuakhali
Three children died in two separate drowning incidents in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Ria Moni, 6, daughter of Shahidul Islam, Hasan, 5, son of Azimul Haque, of Darandi village; and Fazzul Karim, 2, of Panjupara village in the upazila.
Md Zakaria, one resident of Darandi village, said Moni and Hasan slipped into a canal nearby their house when they were playing there at noon.
Later, local people rescued them from the canal and took them to Patuakhali General Hospital where the on duty doctors declared the duo dead.
In Panjupara village, Fazzul drowned in the pond at noon.
Patuakhali Police Station officer-in-charge Mustafijur Rahman confirmed the matter.