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2 cousins drown in Ghaghot River in Rangpur

  • Published at 12:53 pm June 14th, 2021
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The two children drowned while they were trying to collect their football from the river

Two children have drowned in the Ghaghot River at Hazirhat Gangahari in Rangpur city on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Lithun, 9, son of Abdul Latif, and his cousin Abdullah, 10, son of Arif Mia.

Quoting local people, Rajesh Kumar Chakraborty, officer-in-charge of Hazirhat police station, said Lithun and Abdullah were playing football near the bank of the river.

At one stage, their football fell into the river, and the two children drowned while they were trying to recover the ball.

Later, local people rescued them and took them to a local hospital, where doctors declared them dead.

Drowning in Bangladesh

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children under five in Bangladesh. 

According to Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey (BHIS), in Bangladesh, nearly 17,000 children drown annually, an average of around 46 each day.

BHIS established a cross-governmental task force for drowning prevention, led by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with representation from 12 departments. The task force is working to prepare a ‘National Drowning Reduction Strategy.’

According to the WHO’s latest estimates, drowning is the cause of 235,000 deaths every year. Many countries, including Bangladesh, report drowning as a leading cause of childhood mortality, particularly in children under five.

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