2 Minor Girls Drown In Pond In Kandhamal Village

Phulbani: In a tragic incident, two minor girls drowned in a pond at Silikisitaguda village under Marlanga gram panchayat in Kandhamal district.

The deceased have been identified as Chandini Paltasingh and Arfa Chalanseth. Both were aged around 10 years.

According to reports, the two minor girls had gone to the village pond to take bath at around noon when the mishap occurred.

Seeing them drown, locals rescued them. They were rushed to the hospital at Subarnagiri as their condition was critical.

However, doctors at the hospital declared them brought dead. A pall of gloom has descended in the village following the incident.