Angul: Two minor sisters drowned while bathing in a canal at Lembutaila village under Jarapada police limits in Angul district today.
The deceased have been identified as Jhulu Sahu (16) and Renu Sahu (10).
Sources said Renu slipped into deep water in the canal first. Seeing her younger sister drowning, Jhulu came to her rescue. But she could not succeed in her attempt due to the deep water and drowned.
They were the daughters of Pitai Sahu. A pall of gloom was descended on the village.
In yet another such incident, a Class-X boy was drowned to death in Bhadrak district while immersing Ganesh idol at Nalia river today.