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Three madrasah students were killed as a streak of lightning struck them at Ghagra in Purbadhala upazila of Netrakona district on Sunday night.

The deceased were identified as Masum, 15, a resident of Agia village, Rafat, 15, of Giriasha village, and Masum, 15, of Ghagra Charpara village. All of them are students of Ghagra Chourasta Fazil Madrasah, according to a news agency report.

Abdur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Purbadhala Police Station, said the trio was struck by the thunderbolt around 9:00pm as they went out of the dormitory of their madrasah to respond to the call of nature, leaving them dead on the spot.

Source: SRS