Two toddlers drown in village puddle

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, two children aged four and three years drowned in a village puddle in Dhanagharpada village on the outskirts of city here under Cuttack Sadar police station, police said today.

The two children, a four-year-old boy and his cousin, a three-year-old girl, slipped into the puddle while playing on a tricycle on Thursday. The cousins were last seen playing around noon and soon they went missing much to the dismay of their relatives.

After a frantic search their bodies were fished out of the puddle last afternoon, said the police adding doctors in the hospital declared the two as brought dead. Sources said the boy Subham was the only son of Debendra Pradhan while the girl was the only child of Debendra`s younger brother Pradeep.