Nabarangpur: Two minor boys drowned while another one was rescued after they accidentally fell into a morrum quarry in Chirma village under Koshagumuda block in Nabarangpur district on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Nishikant Bisoi (5) and Tusharkanta (14), while the rescued has been identified as Shiba Bisoi (7) of the same village belonging to a family.
According to sources, the boys had gone to the quarry near the village to wash their bicycles when one of them fell into the murram and was unable to swim back. The other two also jumped into the water body in a bid to rescue him but in vain.
Some locals rushed to help and the minors were pulled out from the quarry after a few minutes. While two of the minor boys died at the spot, one was rescued alive.
The rescued boy was rushed to Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where his health condition is stated to be critical.