Lightning kills student in Noakhali

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A madrasa student was killed in a lightning strike in Ahmad Mia Bazar Noorani Hefezia Madrasa area under Hatiya upazila of the district on Saturday, reports BSS.

The deceased was identified as Md Nihaj Uddin, 14, son of Md Didar Uddin, resident of Totargo House of Ward No. 7 under Hatia municipality of the upazila. He was a student of Hifz department of Ahmad Mia Bazar Noorani Hefazia Madrasa.

Nihaj was killed in lightning strike on the spot when he was returning home from Madrasa around 9am, while it was drizzling, officer-in-charge (OC) of Hatia Police Station Amir Hossain said.