A minor girl and her great-grandmother drowned in a pond at Gonaishar village under Tongibari upazila of the district on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased were Suraya Akter and her great-grandmother Robeda Khatun, 70.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Tongibari Police Station Abdul Malek said Suraya came to her grandmother’s house while playing beside the pond she drowned in it on Wednesday afternoon.
Seeing the plight of her great-granddaughter Robeda dived into the pond while both of them drowned. Later, at 6pm locals rescued the both from the pond and rushed to Tongibari upazila health complex but attending doctors declared them dead.