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2 Bangladeshis dead, 5 injured, 3 missing in NZ terror attack: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Two Bangladeshis have been killed, five others injured and three were missing in New Zealand's worst terror attacks that claimed 49 lives, for Foreign Affairs Md said here on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters at an event at the here, Alam revised the death toll, saying one of the victim identified as 'Mrs Samad' was found alive.

In a statement published on the minister's page, the dead have been identified as Dr Abdus Samad, a of in New Zealand, and Hosne

on Friday said that three Bangladeshi nationals had been killed in the attack.

They were identified as Dr Samad, his wife and another woman, Hosne

At least 49 worshippers were killed and 20 others injured in attacks on the in central Christchurch and the in the city's outer suburb on Friday.

The gunman at one mosque was an Australian-born citizen and has been described as an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.

"The death toll was based on initial reports from the expatriate community, but it had been revised down to two after one of the victim identified as 'Mrs Samad' was found alive," the was quoted as saying by the bdnews24.com.

Samad was born in and a faculty member of Agriculture University.

Parvin and her husband had been living in Christchurch for several decades, the report said.

Alam said three Bangladesh nationals were missing since the attack. They have been identified as Mozammel Haque, and Shaon.

Five injured, identified as Lipi, Muntasim, Sheikh Hassan Rubel, and Omar Farooq, have been hospitalised, where the condition of two is said to be critical, the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:55 IST
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