Bangladesh, June 14 -- Two children 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.

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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 pick up the ball from the river.

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Noticing the incident, local people recued them and took them to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead....