Two ninth-graders drowned while taking a dip in a lake of Ramna Park this afternoon.
Primarily identified as Mahfuz and Adnan, they were students of Willes Little Flower School, Sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Police Outpost, said.
The duo bunked classes and went to Ramna Park. They drowned in the lake after they took a dip in the wish to have a bath, the SI told.
Visitors at the park rescued them and rushed them to the hospital where they were declared around 4:15pm, he added.
Arif, a classmate, told reporters that he along with Mahfuz and Adnan went to the park. At one stage, Mahfuz and Adnan went to take bath in the lake and drowned.