Class IX girl student dies after falling in dal vessel

Koraput: A Class IX girl student of a Sevashram school died due to burn injuries, sustained when she fell into a dal vessel, at the district hospital on Thursday.

The deceased girl was identified as Basanti Barik, who hailed from Mankadabera under Boipariguda block.

District welfare officer S Trinath Rao said the girl fell into a large container of dal while waiting in a queue for her turn to get mid-day meal.

The girl was rushed to the Jeypore hospital and later shifted to the Koraput District Hospital as her condition deteriorated. Barik was declared dead at the district hospital.