Begunia: In a tragic incident, two children drowned while allegedly taking bath in a pond in Atri area here this morning.
The deceased were identified as Pakuni Behera (3), daughter of Ramesh Behera and Pushpanjali Behera (3), daughter of Kanhei Behera of Atri village in Baghamari under Begunia Block in Khordha district.
According to reports, the two children had visited the pond with an elderly woman this morning. She had asked them to sit near the pond when she went to attend nature’s call. However, she did not find the children after she returned to the place where she had left them.
The old woman later told the locals about missing of two girls from the place following which search was made to trace them. The villagers entered into pond and recovered two bodies from the water.
The bodies were sent to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in Khordha for postmortem.