Chopper crashes after dropping Shakib Al Hasan and wife

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One dead and four hurt as the chopper crashed.

A helicopter that had just dropped off Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir in Cox’s Bazar crashed during its return journey to Dhaka. Shakib said he was shocked to learn about the accident in which one person was killed and four injured.

The helicopter dropped Shakib and Shishir at around 9.30am at the Royal Tulip Sea Resort, some 27km south of Cox’s Bazar town. They were going to shoot a commercial.

On its return flight around an hour later, the chopper crashed near Inani beach, some 1.5km north of where Shakib and Shishir had landed.

The deceased was identified as Shah Alam, a resident of Dhaka, and the injured were undergoing treatment at the local health complex. Wing Commander (retd) Shafiqul Islam, the pilot, was among the injured.

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“I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash,” Shakib said to newspapers. “But I can’t really tell you anything about the crash. I was at shooting at the time.”

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