Lamtaput, Mar 11: Two minor girls died by drowning in the Patali River at Golur village under Lamtaput police limits in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Anita Khilo and Delu Khilo.
According to the locals, the duo had gone to the river for fishing when they lost balance and drowned in the river. The locals rescued them but were late to save their life. Later, the police reached the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem.
A pall of gloom descended on the village over the unfortunate death of the minors.