2 minor girls meet watery grave in Nilagiri

Balasore: A pall of gloom descended on Kahalia village in Nilagiri block in the district here after two minor girls met a watery grave in the village pond today. The deceased have been identified as Banashree Behera and Jyotirekha Behera.

Sources said the incident occurred at around 10:30 am when both Banashree and Jyotirekha were taking a bath in the pond after their tuition.

According to reports, Jyotirekha died while trying to save her friend Banashree from drowning.

Following the incident, both the girls were rushed to the hospital where they were declared brought dead by the doctors, sources said.