Balasore: In a tragic incident, two minor girls drowned in a pond while taking bath in a pond at Kahalia village in Nilagiri of Balasore district today.
Two deceased have been identified as Banasri Behera and Jyotirekha Moharana of Kahalia village. Both the girls went to a pond for bath after returning from tuition. Banasri slipped to the deep water and Jyotirekha tried to rescue her.
Both of them drowned. Another friend who accompanied them the pond sounded alarm following which villagers rescued them and rushed to the Nilagiri hospital. However, doctors declared them dead.