Balasore: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters drowned while taking a bath in the pond at Rasalpur village in Balasore district on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Urmila Das and Purnima Das. The sibling-duo was Class VII students and of the same age (12).
According to sources, the duo along with their grandmother Satyabhama had gone to the village pond this afternoon to take bath when they slipped into the deep and went under. Spotting them drowning, Satyabhama tried to rescue them but failed.
Satyabhama immediately alerted the locals, who then pulled out the minor girls from the water body and rushed to a nearby hospital. However, the doctors declared them ‘brought dead’.
A case of unnatural death has been registered into the incident, sources said.