Two minor girls drowned in a pond near their home in Barahatia Union of Lohagara Upazila in Chattogram on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Tasfia Tabassum Raisa,8, daughter of Abu Taher of Maizpara area of the union and Fatema Jannat Sumaiya, 9, daughter of Monir Uddin in the same area. Both were the students of class III of Barahatia Maizpara Noorani Academy.
Bijay Barua, chairman of Barahatia Union Parishad said that Raisa and Sumaiya were playing near the pond adjacent to their house and slipped into the pond at one stage.
Later, locals found their bodies floating and took them to a nearby hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival.