CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND: Bangladesh’s cricket team escaped unhurt after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch.
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
“They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,”
Player Tamim Iqbal tweeted that it was a “frightening experience” and that there were “active shooters”.
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019
Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated.