Bangladeshi peacekeeper in Africa killed in road accident

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 20:13, Oct 26,2020 | Updated: 00:50, Oct 27,2020


One peacekeeper of Bangladesh Army was killed and another two were critically injured in a road accident in Central African Republic on Monday.

The deceased was Lance Corporal (driver) M Abdullah Al Mamun, 26, said a press release of Inter Services Public Relations.

Critically injured Sergeant M Abdus Samad, artillery, 35 and soldier Mokhlesur Rahman Bir, 31, were admitted to UN level-II hospital in Bangui.

A specialised team of Bangladeshi peacekeepers with an expeditionary mission to the Central African Republic left the port of Kagu for Bangui on October 25.

On October 26, a water baujer lost control and collided with a bridge’s railing and plunged into a nearby 20-25 feet deep ditch as the road connecting the risky bridge was slippery and muddy.

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