Jagatsinghpur: A 15-year-old girl drowned to death while reportedly trying to record music videos on TikTok in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district today.
The deceased, identified as Pujarani Naik from Raibarei village under Jagatsinghpur police limits had gone to a ghat on Debi river near Mangapur in Balikuda area along with three of her minor friends.
While preparing TikTok video on the banks of Devi river, Pujarani and three others, Nilam Swain (15), Anuradha Parida (15) and Amaresh Pardia (13), accidentally fell into the river.
In the meantime, one Pahali Swain, a farmer working nearby spotted the four being swept away in the strong current of water. With the help of some other villagers, the farmer rescued the four minors and admitted them to the Balikuda Community Health Centre.
While Pujarani was declared brought dead in the hospital, three others are undergoing treatment.
As per latest reports, conditions of Amaresh and Anuradha are stated to be critical and have been shifted to the Jagatsinghpur District Headquarters Hospital.