Baripada: A pall of gloom descended at Tadisahi village under Sadar police limits in the district today after three minor siblings drowned while taking bath in the village pond.
The deceased were identified as three cousins aged about twelve, ten and eight respectively.
According to sources, the girls along with their mother had gone to take bath to the village pond early in the morning. While taking bath the siblings trio slipped into the deep water and went under.
Seeing them on distress their mother plunged into the pond and managed to rescue all of them from the deep water.
Though the trio were immediately rushed to Baripada hospital, doctors declared them brought dead.