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Bangladesh cricketers escaped terror attack closely

March 16, 2019

The whole world has been shocked by the terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand in which at least 49 people were killed yesterday.

The cricket team of Bangladesh, currently on tour of New Zealand, was about to enter the mosque in Christchurch when a gunman started shooting inside the mosque killing people.

As per reports, the bus with 17 Bangladeshi players had just reached the Masjid al Noor mosque when the attack started. The team members saw people running out of the mosque trying to save their lives. Many of them were covered in blood and were running out extremely scared.

After the narrow escape, Bangladeshi batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted

Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience.

The team remained seated inside the bus with their heads bowed down for around 10 minutes fearing for their lives.

Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mashud said ,”had the team reached the mosque three to four minutes earlier, they would have been among those who died. "I would say we were really lucky. We are very thankful that we weren't caught in the crossfire," he added.

Bangladesh was to play its third Test match against New Zealand today and that has been cancelled after the attack.



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