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A 'beautiful' student who died after being crushed by a lift at a special needs school was an only child who is believed to have had a fixation on elevators.
Sanad Shahriar, 10, became trapped underneath a lift in an old building at St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga, in Sydney's Upper North Shore, about 2pm on Wednesday.
In distressing scenes, emergency services tried to remove Sanad from the lift, but despite their best efforts, he died at the scene.
Sanad was the only child of Hasan Shariar, an engineering manager, and Dr Yasmin Haque, a GP, who works at a local medical centre.
Sanad Shahriar, 10 (pictured) was tragically killed in a school accident on Wednesday
Sanad was the only child of Hasan Shariar and Dr Yasmin Haque (pictured)
A Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) alumni Facebook group announced the sad news on Thursday.
'With extremely heavy heart I am announcing the only son of our BUETian brother Hasan Shahriar (EEE’96) has passed away in an incident in the school yesterday,' the post read.
'Please pray for the sweet little Sanad and Hasan Shahriar and Dr Yasmin.'
Police are investigating whether the lift, which was situated on the ground floor of the school's Veritas Building, was faulty.
The school was reportedly raising money to upgrade the Veritas building - a 1970s structure - with new facilities. St Lucy's has declined to comment.
Detectives are examining