Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in Africa road crash

Staff Correspondent

27 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A soldier of Bangladesh Army working in the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic was killed in a road crash on Monday.

The deceased was identified as lance corporal (driver) Md Abdullah Al Mamun, 36, said a press release of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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

A specialized team of Bangladeshi peacekeepers on a mission to the Central African Republic left for Bangui on Sunday from the port of Kaga.

On the way, on Monday, a water bouncer lost control and collided with a bridge’s railing and plunged into a nearby 20-25-foot deep ditch as the road connecting the risky bridge was slippery and muddy.

The driver lance corporal Md Abdullah Al Mamun died on the spot after being seriously injured in the accident.