Two children drown in Jahangirnagar University pond

Published : 21 Jun 2023 09:44 PM

Two children drowned in a  Jahangirnagar University pond adjacent to the university club on Wednesday (June 21) while taking a bath. 

The JU Chief Security Officer Sudipta Shaheen confirmed the matter to the media.

The deceased children were identified as Md Raihan, 10, and Maruf Hossain, 8. 

Sudipta Shaheen said that seeing the two children drowning in the pond of the university, someone called the number of National Emergency Service 999 and asked for the help of the fire service.

Later, fire service members recovered the bodies around 3pm, he added.

Rizwanur Rahman, deputy chief medical officer of the university's medical centre, said, "Both of the children were dead by the time the fire service personnel rushed and fished them out. 

"Still, we referred them to Gonoshasthaya Hospital in Savar. But the parents took them home instead of taking them to the hospital."