Chopper crashed after dropping off Shakib Al Hasan and his wife

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A chopper that had dropped off fame allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir in Cox’s Bazar crashed during its return journey to Dhaka, sources said.

The allrounder said he was shocked to learn about the accident in which one person was killed and four others were injured, reports BSS.

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The helicopter dropped Shakib and Shishir at around 9.30 am at the Royal Tulip Sea Resort, some 27-km south of Cox’s Bazar town. They were going to shoot a commercial advertisement.

On its return flight around an hour later, the helicopter crashed near Inani beach, some 1.5km north of where Shakib and Shishir had dropped.

The deceased was identified as Shah Alam, a resident of Dhaka, and the injured were undergoing treatment at the local health complex. Wing Commander (retd) Shafiqul Islam, the pilot, was among the injured.

“I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash,” Shakib said to newsmen. “But I can’t really tell you anything about the crash. I was at shooting at the time.”

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