Baripada: Tragedy gripped two families of Chandua village under Kuliana police limits in Mayurbhanj district early on Tuesday morning after two little girls met watery grave in a pond in the locality.
The deceased have been identified as Subhashree Besra (3) and Sukulmuni Besra (2), who happen to be cousins.
As per reports, the ill fated minor girls were playing near a farmland at the village at around 7 AM today. However, they accidentally fell into a pond and later drowned. Locals rushed the two to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead.
On receiving information, police reached the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem and began an investigation into the incident.