The victims have been identified as one Neha Begam (12) a class VII student and her cousin Sultana Begam (14).
The incident took place when Neha had gone with her father Mohammed Shaheed, a flower vendor, to their farm in Sangapur village. Her cousing Sultana accompanied her.
While Mohammed was busy with his work, both the girls went to play near a water tank. But while trying to wash her hands, Neha fell inside. In an attempt to save her, Sultana also lost control and fell in, police said.
Their dead bodies were recovered and handed over to the families, Gajwel police station officials said.
Sanga Reddy (AP): Two minor girls drowned in a water tank at Sangapur village in Medak district here on Friday, police said.
First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 21:17