Blast kills schoolboy while 'carrying bomb'

A schoolboy has been killed and another injured as a bomb allegedly being carried by them exploded in Sordarpara area in the district town.

The blast took place in front of Bepari Rice Mill in the area around 11am on Friday while the two were on a motorcycle on the way to Poradah area.

Nayem Islam, 13, a class-IX student of Kaburhat High School, died of his injuries on the spot.

His accomplice, Hafiz, was critically injured in the explosion. Locals got him admitted to Kushtia General Hospital.

Kushtia Superintendent of Police Joynul Abedin confirmed the incident.