A student of Rajshahi University drowned in Halti Beel in Noldanga upazila falling off a boat roof on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Jahidul Islam, a 3rd year student of Geography and Environment Science department of Rajshahi University and hailed from Pabna district, UNB reports.
Abu Sama, station officer of Natore fire service said Jahidul along with his several university friends went to the waterbody for traveling by boat at noon.
Jahidul and his two friends-Boishakhi and Ripon Hossain who were on the roof of the boat suddenly fell down after an electric wire got snapped and fell on them.
Rescued by local people and fire service men, they were rushed to sadar hospital where doctor declared Jahidul dead.
Jahidul might have died from electrocution, witnesses said.