Narrow escape for Shakib-al-Hasan as chopper crashes after dropping him off

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Dhaka, Sep 16: In a narrow escape for Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, a helicopter crashed moments after it dropped the cricketer and his wife off.

The incident occured in Cox's Bazar town during its return journey to Dhaka. The cricketer his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir were shocked to learn about the incident in which a person was, reportedly, killed and four injured.

Narrow escape for Shakib-al-Hasan as helicopter crashes after dropping him off

As per a ESPNCricinfo report, the helicopter dropped Shakib and his wife at around 9.30am at the Royal Tulip Sea Resort, some 27km south of Cox's Bazar town. They were going to shoot a commercial.

The chopper crashed near Inani beach, some 1.5km north of where Shakib and Shishir had landed, on its return flight around an hour later.

"I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash. But I can't really tell you anything about the crash. I was at shooting at the time," Shakib was quoted by media reports as saying.

The injured, including the pilot, were undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

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