Two minor children drowned in a pond on Saturday morning in Dashmari Satbaria area of the city.
The deceased were identified as Mahim, 2, son of Masud and Farhan, 2, son of Roni of the area.
SM Masud Parvez, officer-in-charge of Matihar Police Station, said the two kids drowned while playing near a pond at around 9am.
Relatives recovered the children and took them Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) where doctors declared them dead, the OC added.
According to icddr,b data released on April 1, 2014, every year, more than 12,000 children between 1 and 4 years die due to drowning – more than 32 drowning deaths per day.