5 army, BGB men killed in explosion at Ghatail training fieldNew Age Online
At least two army soldiers and three BGB personnel were killed and 11 others including an officer were wounded in a mortar shell explosion at the field firing range at Maydharchala area under Ghatail upazila of Tangail district Wednesday afternoon.
The training field is located at the 19th Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army in the Shahid Salahuddin Cantonment under Sandhanpur union of the district.
The army personnel were identified as Manju and Perveez while the BGB men are Sufian, Ekramul and Mohammad Ali.
However, the details status of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The Inter-Service Public Relations director, Shaheenul Islam confirmed the death and said the authorities are taking necessary steps.
According to the officials, the explosion took place at about 12:00pm at the ground, during a regular exercise in the firing zone of Maydharchala.
The injured that included a commissioned officer, a master warrant officer and 9 other army soldiers, were immediately evacuated and among them seven wounded were flown to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka Cantonment by helicopter.
The detail of the explosion could not be confirmed immediately, the official said adding a press statement would be issued soon.
The BGB members are coming from Dinajpur to receive training at Ghatail cant field firing range.
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