3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attack

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attackThree Bangladeshis are among those killed in Christchurch terror attack at mosques on Friday, Bangladesh Honorary Consul in New Zealand Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told news agency UNB.

The three victims are -- Lincoln University teacher Abdus Samad and his wife Sanzida Akhter and a certain Hosne Ara Farid, he said.

Abdus Samad was a teacher of Bangladesh Agricultural University.

Several Bangladeshis were also wounded in the terrorist attack. “Two of them are in critical condition,” Bhuiyan told UNB.

Another Bangladeshi has been missing since the shooting during the Friday prayers.

New Zealand's police commissioner Mike Bush said 49 people have been killed and more than 20 critically injured in shootings at two mosques. Four suspects have been detained.

Bangladesh cricket team, currently in Christchurch to play against New Zealand, narrowly escaped the attack. The third and final Test between Tigers and the Kiwis has been called off due to the attack.

“We’re making arrangements to send them back home as early as possible,” Bhuiyan said.

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