5 Bangladeshis missing, 2 confirmed dead in New Zealand attack: Consul


The Bangladesh Consulate in Auckland has retracted its statement about three Bangladeshis being killed in terror attacks in New Zealand, saying five of its nationals have been missing since Friday, reports UNB.

The missing are — Abdus Samad, Hosne Ara, Mozammel, Omar Faruk, and Zakaria.

“There hasn’t been any official confirmation, but we fear they might be dead,” honorary consul Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told UNB on Saturday.

At least 49 people were killed in terror attacks on two mosques during Juma prayers in Christchurch of New Zealand on Friday.

“Three wounded Bangladeshis are being treated at hospitals,” Bhuiyan said, adding that they were yet to receive any body or information from the New Zealand government.

“We got incorrect information about Samad’s wife. She didn’t die in Friday’s attack. She’s fine,” he said.

The consulate managed to contact the families of Samad and Hosne Ara. Mozammel, Faruk and Zakaria do not have any relatives in New Zealand.

“Samad’s family members are still optimistic that he’s alive,” he said.

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