Two children drowned in a river while taking bath at Boloikathi village in Sadar upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Mim, 8, daughter of Afzal Gharami and Arafat, 10, son of Ashraf Gharami of the village.
Quoting local people, police said Mim, Al-Amin and Arafat went to the river for taking bath in the afternoon. At one stage, Mim and Arafat went missing.
On information, a firefighting unit went to the spot and conducted a salvage operation but failed to trace the bodies till 6 pm, said Firoz Alam, senior station officer of Patuakhali Fire Service.