A pall of gloom has descended on Dakkhin Bilnalia Natun Hatkhola village in Faridpur, following the deaths of two children due to drowning on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Sajid (4), son of Ayub Mridha, and Tariqul (5), son of Majibor Munshi of the village in Nagarkanda upazila.
Kamal Hossain, the newly elected chairman of Talma Union, said the two children had gone missing since Tuesday noon. "They were last spotted playing near a pond close to their house in the village," he said.
Local people spotted the bodies of the two children floating in the pond later in the day and fished them out. The boys were taken to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival.