Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in road accident

One Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic died in a road accident and two others sustained injuries, said Inter Services Public Relation Directorate yesterday.

The deceased was Lance Corporal Abdullah Al Mamun, 36, and the injured are Sergeant Abdus Samad, 35, and soldier Mokhlesur Rahman, 31.

ISPR said Mamun was driving a water bowser (water tank), which lost traction on a slippery bridge and fell into a canyon about 25 feet deep at Dele area of the Central African Republic.

The accident took place around 12:30am local time yesterday.

They were going to Bangui from Kaga port.

ISPR said Abdus Samad and Mokhlesur Rahman are being treated at the Level 2 UN Hospital at Bangui and would be shifted to Uganda for better treatment.

Other Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers are safe in CAR, it added.


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