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Shakib Al Hassan narrowly escapes copter crash

Bangladesh all-rounder returning from commercial shoot

19:46 September 16, 2016

Dhaka: Bangladeshi ace cricketer Shakib Al Hassan had a narrow escape on Friday morning when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed on its return journey, media reports said.

Shakib and his wife Umme Ahmad Shishir flew to Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort, near Inani sea-beach in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, for a television commercial shoot.

The chopper on its return journey took off with five passengers, including the pilot, and crashed around 10.30am in Redu Khal area near Inani sea beach. One person was killed and four others injured in the accident.

“I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash.” The Daily Star quoted Shakib as saying.

The cause of the accident is yet unknown.