3 Rohingya children drowned while playing at Bhasanchar

Mahbub Newaz Munna:
The incident took place at around 11am on Tuesday (August 24) in chairman dighi area of Bhasanchar Asrayan Project-3.

The dead children’s are – Md. Dalilur Rahman’s son in room B9-10 of cluster number 54. Anisur Rahman Anas (6), Md. Jamal Hossain (9) and Md. Abdur Sabur’s son in room B11-12 of the same cluster Hafsa (5).

Citing locals, Bhasanchar police officer in charge (OC) Rafiqul Islam said Anas and Jamal, two sons of Dalilur Rahman of cluster No. 54, and Hafsa and Junaid, two sons of Abdur Sabur, went out to play together around 9:30 am. Later, at around 11am, Anas, Jamal and Hafsa of chairman dighi area fell into the waters of Dighi’s Lake and Junaid (7) ran and informed the Rohingyas of the surrounding cluster.

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The OC further said that the on-duty doctor declared the three children dead after rescuing them from the lake at around 11:30 am. Their bodies have been handed over to the family. Legal action is being taken in this regard.