Kendrapara, August 24 (LocalWire): Two minor boys drowned in a pond on Saturday at Lokapada village within Aul police station in Kendrapara district.
The deceased children have been identified as Abu Bakar Khan (3), son of Sahid Khan and Faran Khan (3) son of Amir Khan.
The accident took place when the children along with other friends were playing on a field adjoining the pond.
While playing, they got attracted by the ducks swimming in the pond and started pelting pebbles and chasing them around the pond.
Unaware of the lurking danger they went closer to the pond, slipped and got drowned.
“Their bodies were fished out of the pond in the afternoon.
They were, however, taken to a local hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead,” Pattamundai sub-divisional police officer Ranjan De said.