Nabarangpur: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters were drowned while taking bath in a pond in Jharigaon block of Nabarangpur district on Monday.
The incident took place at Kumudiguda village under Jharigaon block in the district. The deceased sisters were identified as Champa Santa (8) and Nila Santa (10).
According to sources, the siblings had gone to a pond near their house to take bath at around 12 pm. When they did not return home till late, the family members launched a search. Later, some villagers learnt that they drowned in the pond and contacted the fire fighters.
The fire fighters rushed to the spot and fished out the bodies of the siblings after a massive search. Jharigaon police also visited the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem.
A pall of gloom descended over the village following the deaths of the two sisters.