Two Minor Siblings Drown In A Pond In Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, two minor girls drowned in a pond today afternoon in Manga village under Podakonda panchayat limits in Malkangiri district of Odisha.

According to reports, the minor girls identified as Rajeswari Padiami and Sibani Padiami were siblings and were aged 8 years and 2 years respectively.

Today in the afternoon while their parents Prakash Padiami and Rame Padiami had gone to work in their fields, the kids who were playing slipped into a pond near their house.

On being informed Prakash and Rame with the help of fellow villagers rescued the kids from the pond and rushed them to Malkangiri district headquarters hospital.

However, doctors declared them to be dead.

A pall of gloom has descended in the area following the tragic incident.