Fire-fighters recovered the body of a minor boy four hours after he fell into a canal at Noboudoy Housing Limited area at Mohammadpur, Dhaka on Friday.
The victim was identified as five-year-old Jishan, son of Abdul Hashem of the area.
Jishan fell into the canal accidentally around 6pm, said Adabar police station’s duty officer Sub-Inspector Md Ashraful Islam.
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This is the canal where Jisan drowned after falling Bangla Tribune
On information, divers from Fire Service and Civil Defence’s Mohammadpur station and the headquarters rushed in and rescued the boy around 10:15pm, said Fire Service central control room Inspector Mizanur Rahman.
Later, he was taken to Sikder Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said.
Mizanur also said Jishan fell into the canal while playing on its bank.