2 female babies drowned in Hatibandha

RANGPUR : Two minor female babies drowned in a small pond while playing in village Thangjhara under Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat yesterday, police and local sources said, reports BSS.
The victims were identified as Zannatul, 4 months, daughter of Shahadat Hossain and her maternal cousin Mukta, 16 months, daughter of Shafikul Islam of the same village.
Quoting family sources, Chairman of local Saniyazan union parisahd Abdul Gafur told BSS that the babies were playing by the side of the small pond in absence of their parents at 11:30 am.
“At one stage, both of the babies drowned in the pond, local villagers rescued and took them to Hatibandha Upazila Health Complex where the attending physician declared both of them dead,” he added.