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Odishatv Bureau

Ganjam: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters drowned while taking bath in a pond at Tulasipur village under Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Puja (10) and Khusi (8), daughters of Suresh Pahan of Tulasipur.

As per reports, the two sisters went to the pond today morning and were taking bath when the duo slipped into deep water.

The family members with the help of some villagers rescued the siblings and rushed them to Khallikote Community Health Centre (CHC). However, they died while undergoing treatment.

"The two sisters were bathing when they drowned in the water probably due to carelessness. The family of the girls is in utter shock now," said Arun Pal, a relative of the sister duo.

Khallikote Police rushed to the spot after getting information and sent their bodies to for post-mortem. Further investigation is underway.

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