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Seventh-grader dies of heatstroke, 5 others fall ill in Khulna

He went to school in the morning and died on his way home

Update : 14 Jun 2023, 04:01 PM

A student in seventh grade died and five other students fell sick from heatstroke on Tuesday in different schools under Dumuria and Rupsa upazilas of Khulna.

The deceased was identified as Surjit Basak, son of Anupati Basak, a student at Kalibari Secondary School.

According to family sources, Surjit went to school on Tuesday morning. But on the way, he fell sick in the sweltering heat.

He was taken to Dumuria Upazila Health Complex where the doctor on duty declared him dead.

Dumuria police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Koni Mia confirmed the death of Surjit Basak due to "cardiac arrest."

Meanwhile, five students of Kajdia Secondary Girls School in Rupsa upazila fell sick from excessive heat due to loadshedding during an examination. They were taken to the local upazila health complex.

Chand Sultana, the head teacher of the school, said: "Due to loadshedding and intense heat, the students started feeling sick and lost consciousness in the exam hall. They were immediately taken to the upazila health complex.”

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