Hailakandi : Two minor sisters drowned in a pond in Karimganj district on Thrusday.
This tragic incident happened in Nagkapan village near Karimganj town.
Police sources said that the deceased have been identified as Sumaiya Akhtar (7) and Rashmi Begum (5), daughters of Samsul Haque.
According to local residents, Rashmi slipped and fell into the pond while they were playing on the courtyard of their house. Sumaiya immediately jumped into the pond to save her sister, but she too got drowned.
Police later retrieved their bodies and sent them to Karimganj Civil Hospital tor postmortem examination.