Two minor girls meet watery grave

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Khurda: In an unfortunate incident, two minor girls drowned while taking bath in a pond at Atri Matigadia village under Begunia police limits in Khurda district on Saturday morning.

The deceased minors were identified as Alisha (5) daughter of Ramesh Behera and Shravani (4), daughter Kanhei Behera of the same village.

According to sources, the incident occurred at around 8.30 am when the two girls, along with an elderly woman had gone to take a bath in the village pond. Unfortunately, both the girls slipped into the pond and went under.

They were rescued by the villagers and rushed to the hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead. A pall of gloom descended in the village following the death of the two minor girls.

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