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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Bangladesh cricket team forced to flee shooting


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The Bangladesh cricket team has been forced to flee a Christchurch mosque after a shooting incident on Friday afternoon.

A video from ESPNCricinfo reporter Mohammad Isam showed the team looking visibly shaken as they rushed through Hagley Park to get away from the scene of the incident.

According to Nine News, several hundred people are believed to have been inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque at the time of the shooting and Canterbury Police have confirmed that they are responding to the "critical incident".

https://twitter.com/Isam84/status/1106362833288069120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

According to a stuff.co.nz report, a gunman reportedly opened fire at the mosque around 11.40am (AEDT).

It is understood that the team was on a bus after it had gone to the mosque situated near Hagley Oval where Bangladesh and New Zealand were scheduled to play a One Day International on Saturday.

After being barred from getting off the bus for several minutes, the players escaped and are currently "locked down" in their dressing room, per ESPNCricinfo.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal took to his personal Twitter account to share his experience.

https://twitter.com/TamimOfficial28/status/1106374964779708416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"Entire team got saved from active shooters," Iqbal tweeted.

"Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers."

Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim also took to his personal Twitter account.

"We (are) extremely lucky ... never want to see (these) things happen again ... pray for us," Rahim tweeted.

https://twitter.com/mushfiqur15/status/1106380873551626241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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The Bangladesh cricket team has been forced to flee a Christchurch mosque after a shooting incident on Friday afternoon.

A video from ESPNCricinfo reporter Mohammad Isam showed the team looking visibly shaken as they rushed through Hagley Park to get away from the scene of the incident.

According to Nine News, several hundred people are believed to have been inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque at the time of the shooting and Canterbury Police have confirmed that they are responding to the "critical incident".

https://twitter.com/Isam84/status/1106362833288069120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

According to a stuff.co.nz report, a gunman reportedly opened fire at the mosque around 11.40am (AEDT).

It is understood that the team was on a bus after it had gone to the mosque situated near Hagley Oval where Bangladesh and New Zealand were scheduled to play a One Day International on Saturday.

After being barred from getting off the bus for several minutes, the players escaped and are currently "locked down" in their dressing room, per ESPNCricinfo.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal took to his personal Twitter account to share his experience.

https://twitter.com/TamimOfficial28/status/1106374964779708416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"Entire team got saved from active shooters," Iqbal tweeted.

"Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers."

Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim also took to his personal Twitter account.

"We (are) extremely lucky ... never want to see (these) things happen again ... pray for us," Rahim tweeted.

https://twitter.com/mushfiqur15/status/1106380873551626241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

More to come

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