Malkangiri: In a tragic incident two sisters aged about six years and three years drowned in a small puddle while playing today afternoon in Kalimela Block. The mishap occurred in Mukanpalli village of Pushuguda panchayat under Motu police limits.
According to reports, the two children were playing near the man-made pool, while their mother was harvesting paddy crops. Few minutes later, the woman could not spot her two daughters and screamed for help. A group of villagers searched around and realised that there were two bodies in the puddle.
The local lost no time in retrieving the bodies of the two children but by then, they had stopped breathing. The doctors at a local hospital confirmed their death. Motu police have registered a case of unnatural death in this connection and sent the bodies for autopsy.
A pall of gloom descended on Mukanpalli village following this tragedy which claimed the lives of the two children.