Balasore: In a tragic incident, two minor girls drowned while taking bath in a pond at Kahalia village in Nilagiri in Balasore district on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Banashree Behera and Jyotirekha Moharana students of class X and class VII respectively.
Reportedly, both girls went to the nearby pond to bathe, when one of the girls slipped deep into the water and was unable to swim back. The other girl went into the water to rescue her. However, both the girls eventually drowned.
Locals found their bodies floating in the pond and rushed them to Nilagiri hospital, where the doctors pronounced them ‘brought dead’.