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Firefighters conduct an operation to rescue 5-yr-old Jishan. Photo: Collected

5-yr-old drowns in city canal

WT24 Desk

Firefighters recovered the body of a minor boy four hours after he fell into a canal in Noboudoy Housing Area in the city on Friday, reports UNB.

The victim was Jishan, 5, son of Abdul Hashem of the area. Jishan fell into the canal accidentally around 6:00pm, said sub-inspector Md Ashraful Islam, duty officer of Adabar police station.

On information, divers from Mohammadpur Fire Service and Civil Defence station and the headquarters rushed in and rescued the boy around 10:15pm, said Mizanur Rahman, inspector of fire service central control room.

Later, he was taken to Sikder Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead, he said. Mizanur Rahman also said Jishan fell into the canal while playing on its bank.

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