Angul: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters drowned while taking bath in a canal at Lembataela village under Jarapada police limits in Angul district on Friday.
The deceased siblings were identified as Jhunubala Sahu (14) a student of Class VIII and Runubala Sahu (12) of Class VII.
According to sources, the duo had gone to take bath in a canal during which they slipped into the deep water. Unable to swim back in the strong current, they drowned.
When the girls did not returned home, the family members along with some locals made a frantic search but their bodies were found floating in the canal, said a source.
A pall of gloom descended in the village following the death of the minor girls.