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24 February 2024

Bangladesh army general dies in helicopter crash

By Reuters
A Bangladesh army major general and a lieutenant colonel were killed when their helicopter crashed on Monday, police said.

Major General Rafiqul Islam, commander of Jessore cantonment, and Lt. Colonel Shahidul Islam, who was piloting the helicopter, died when it crashed in Tangail nearly 100 kilometers (63 miles) north of Dhaka, police officer Anisul Haque said.

A major on board the helicopter was seriously injured and has been hospitalised.

No other details were available immediately.