Balasore: In a tragic incident, two girl children drowned while taking bath in pond at Chakulia village under Remuna police station in Balasore district today.
However, the identity of the deceased duo is yet to be ascertained.
Sources said, the two children had gone to a nearby pond to take bath this afternoon. While bathing, one of them slipped and fell into deep water. Later, the other girl went into the water to rescue her friend; however, both drowned in the pond.
Some locals launched a rescue operation and later fished out their dead bodies from the water body. Meanwhile, police have begun an investigation into the incident.