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Two young girls drown after accident at Haltom City apartment pool, officials say

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The Consumer Protection Safety Commission's "Pool Safely" initiative describes simple steps for parents to protect children from accidental drowning in swimming pools. According to the Commission, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional dea

Two girls have died after they were found unresponsive in a Haltom City apartment swimming pool, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Monday

An investigation continued Monday.

The girls were pulled out Saturday evening.

The first girl who died was identified as Ivana Mbouna, 7, of Haltom City, according to the medical examiner’s website. She was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m. Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital. Ivana died from drowning and her death was an accident, according to a ruling Sunday afternoon by officials with the medical examiner’s office.

The second girl died late Sunday. She was identified as Gervina Mbouna, 5. She also died from drowning and her death has been ruled an accident.

Haltom City police have not released any information on the girls’ relationship.

Haltom City police and firefighters responded to a call of a possible drowning about 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of Springlake Parkway in Haltom City.

Ivana had lived in the complex where the incident occurred.

Witnesses had found Ivana and ther other girl in the pool, pulled them out and began CPR on them.

Haltom City police had not released any details on how the girls ended up in the pool.

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