2 minors drown; parents rushing them to hospital meet with accident

Keonjhar: Tragedy struck Madhuban village under Sosa police limits in Keonjhar district today after two minor girls of the locality drowned while their parents suffered critical injuries in a road mishap while rushing the children to a hospital.

The deceased duo has been identified as Anita and Anisha, both were friends.

Sources said the two minors had gone to a village pond to take bath this morning. However, they slipped into deep water while bathing and later drowned. Though the girls were rescued from the pond, the situation further worsened after the auto-rickshaw, in which their parents were taking the girls to a hospital met with an accident. Two mothers and father of one of the two girls suffered injuries in the mishap.

All of them were later admitted to Anandpur Sub-Division Hospital, where doctors declared both the children dead.

On receiving information, police later reached the hospital for an inquiry.

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