ELLAH ABAD - A 17-year-old student died while his three friends sustained severe burns they were struck by lightning here the other day.

As per detail, four students namely Muhammad Ishtiaq, son of master Muhammad Ishaq, Adnan, Sajjad and Fazal Abbas, residents of Aki Kay, a suburban area, were coming back from the ground after playing cricket when they were struck by the lightning.

Resultantly Muhammad Ashtiaq died on the spot and the other three sustained severe burns and were rushed to hospital.