Sisters, 7, 5, drown in apartment complex pool

Mother told TV station girls didn't know how to swim

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HALTOM CITY, Texas - A 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old sister died after being found unresponsive in the swimming pool of a North Texas apartment complex, police said.

Haltom City police on Saturday night responded to reports of a possible drowning.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said Ivana Mbouna died later Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital. Her little sister, Gervina Mbouna, died Sunday. The medical examiner listed the deaths as accidental drownings.

KXAS-TV reported the mother, Mylene Siyo, said the children did not know how to swim and were supposed to be watched by a family friend in their home, two buildings away from the pool.

Police are investigating.

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