A 12-year-old boy who was pretending to be President Bush died after being struck by a rock thrown by a playmate who took the role of Saddam Hussein, a newspaper reported Saturday.

At least 100 adults were watching the boys, who pretended to be enemies in the Persian Gulf war, the report in the Bengali-language Ittefaq newspaper said.Nazrul Islam died instantly after being hit in the head by the stone thrown by 11-year-old Bulu Mia, who was pretending to be the Iraqi president, according to the report.

The incident occurred Thursday in Palichara, in the northern district of Rangpur.