Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nayagarh, Aug 26:

In a tragic incident, two brothers, both minors, were drowned to death in a pond at Badhipatna village in Ranpur area of Odisha’s Nayagarh district today.


The deceased were identified as Balia Nayak (4) and Kartik Nayak (3).

According to reports, the duo fell into the pond and drowned while they were playing near the water body. Though they were rushed to a nearby hospital, doctors declared them brought dead there.

In a similar incident, four children, two boys and two girls, drowned in Paika river near Palasua village under Garadpur block of Kendrapada district today.

According to sources, the four were carried away by water current while they were bathing in the river. On being informed, Fire personnel reached the spot and launched rescue operation.

While the body of a girl was recovered, three are still missing, sources said.