Nabinagar, 01 Nov, Abnews: Two Junior School Certificate examinees drowned as a boat carrying them capsized in the Pagla River at Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Nadira Aktar, 14, Shanta Begum Sonia, 14.
Local sources said that the boat carrying the students hit a pillar of the Krishnanagar Bridge around 8:30 am and capsized while they were on their way to Krishnanagar High School centre from Thanakandi village to appear for the examination.
Locals rushed to the spot and rescued two the duo and sent them to Krishnanagar Health Care and Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital where duty doctors declared them dead.
Aslam Sikdar, officer-in-charge of Nabinagar Police Station confirmed the matter.