Shakib, wife escape helicopter crash





Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir escaped a horrific accident in Cox’s Bazar as the helicopter that took them there crashed while it was on its return journey.

The ace all-rounder along with his wife flew to Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort, near Inani sea-beach for a television commercial shoot, our correspondent reports quoting Abdul Malek, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Cox’s Bazar.

After Shakib and his wife landed at their destination at 9:30am, the chopper took off with five passengers including its pilot and crashed around 10:30am in Redu Khal area near Inani sea-beach. One person was killed and four others were injured in the accident.

“I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash.” Shakib explained when Rabeed Imam, media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board spoke to him today. Shakib is scheduled to return to Dhaka tomorrow after completing the shoot for a commercial.

People from all walks of life are expressing their gratitude to the Almighty Allah for the safely of Shakib Al Hasan who escaped an accident early today.