Ganjam/ Baripada: Two minor siblings and a youth drowned in two separate incidents in the districts of Ganjam and Mayurbhanj on Tuesday.
In the first incident, two minor girls drowned after they accidentally slipped into a rainwater-filled pit in farmland close to their house in Chandua village under Kuliana block in Ganjam district.
The minor siblings, aged 3 & 4, were reportedly playing when the incident took place this morning. Later, villagers and family members retrieved their bodies from the pit.
In a similar incident, a youth of Kusarab village under Dharakote Police limits drowned after he accidentally slipped and fell into Kenchua canal in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district.
On intimation, fire department personnel reached the spot and fished out the body from the deep water. Reportedly, police have reached the spot and launched a probe into the incident.