2 minor sisters meet watery grave in Nabarangpur district while taking bath

Jharigaon: Two 15-year-old girls drowned to death today while taking bath in a river near Gabaguda village of Chacha panchayat under Jharigaon block in Nabarangpur district.

One of the deceased girls was identified as the elder daughter of Sainik Gopal and the other as the lone daughter of Sainik’s younger brother Sadhuram, both from the same village.

The two were cousin sisters and they slipped into deep water leading to their untimely deaths. Few locals noticed them drowning and rushed to the spot to rescue the sister duo. However, the minors had already died by the time the girls were rescued, a senior police official stated.

According to the police source, the two cousin sisters including Sainik’s younger daughter had gone to the river in the morning at around 11.00 am, when the fatal incident took place.

On the other hand, Sainik’s younger daughter had a close shave, the official added.

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