Two children drowned in a pond at Haludia village in Louhajdng upazila on Saturday evening. The victims were identified as Dolon, 10, daughter of Montu Nuri and Nayan, 9, daughter of Nazir Ahmed of the village.
Family sources said Dolon while walking on the bank of the pond of their house suddenly slipped into it and hearing her cry for help Nayan in a bid to rescue her jumped into the pond. But both of them drowned as they did not know how to swim.
Later, local people recovered the bodies from the pond and sent those to hospital morgue for autopsy.