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2 Bangladeshi blue helmets killed in Central African Republic crash

  • Published at 06:03 pm May 27th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:55 pm May 27th, 2018
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The accident took place in the town of Yaloke Saturday evening local time

Two Bangladeshi soldiers have been killed and two others injured in a road accident while on duty in western Central African Republic.

The accident took place in the town of Yaloke around 7pm Saturday local time.

The deceased are Private Arzan Howladar of the 34 East Bengal, from Faridpur, and Private (TA) Md Bipul Mia of 35 Locating Battery Artillery, from Rangpur.

The injured are Private Md Jamal Uddin Mollah of 34 East Bengal, from Faridpur, and Private Md Mojahidul Islam of 36 AD Artillery, from Naogaon.

The Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers, members of the Bangladesh Battalion (BANBAT) 4, were in charge of a convoy of military and civilian vehicles. A vehicle that was carrying heavy timber lost control and turned over, killing the two.

The injured were moved to CAR's capital Bangui for better treatment.