Bhadrak: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters drowned to death while taking bath in a village pond in Bideipur village under Basudevpur police limits in Bhadrak district today.
The deceased sisters have been identified as Papuni (10) and Pinki (8), the daughters of Prashant Mallick.
According to reports, the mishap took place while the duo was taking bath in the village pond. The younger sister Pinki first slipped into the water due to the slimy steps of the pond and drowned. Papuni who made an attempt to save her sister also drowned in the pond.
Villagers rushed them to Basudevpur CHC after rescuing them from the pond in critical condition. The duo died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.