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One Christchurch victim from Kurigram

Earlier on Friday, at least 49 people were killed in New Zealand’s worst terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch

Update : 15 Mar 2019, 07:26 PM

One of the two Bangladeshis killed in a horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday has been identified as a man from Kurigram.

Dr Md Abdus Samad was the eldest among 10 siblings, according to his younger brother AKM Shamsuddin, who lives in Nageshwari upazila in Kurigram.

Shamsuddin said he learned of his brother’s death soon after the attack. 


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Dr Samad formerly taught agricultural economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University. Around a decade ago, he migrated to New Zealand with his wife and their two sons.

Shamsuddin, citing another brother Abdul Kader, claimed Samad’s wife and sons are unhurt after speaking to them.

Earlier on Friday, at least 49 people were killed in New Zealand’s worst terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch. At least three of the victims are believed to be of Bangladeshi origin.

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