Jajpur: A 10-year-old girl was electrocuted to death while another suffered injury near Kusuma under Jajpur Town police limits in the district on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Tulasi Champia, daughter of Nakula Champia of the same locality.
“I and my husband noticed a live wire was snapped and fallen beside our home. Soon after, my husband went outside to place the wire in order but fell down. I rushed to the spot and hit his hand with a wooden plank. I somehow rescued him. There, I noticed that a minor girl was lying unconscious on the road,” said Jhunu Jena, wife of Abhimanyu Jena of the same locality.
Hearing Jhunu’s screams, the locals rescued the minor girl and Abhimanyu and rushed them to the District Headquarter Hospital here, where doctors declared the girl brought dead.
A pal of gloom descended in Kusuma following the tragic incident.