Bangladesh cricket team escapes unhurt in Christchurch shooting

Wellington, Mar 15 (UNI) Members of Bangladesh cricket team escaped from a mosque that was targeted by active shooters in Christchurch on Friday, killing six persons and injured others. 

According to local media reports, the team were about to go inside the mosque when the incident happened. 

Left-handed batsman Tamim Iqbal took to twitter to share his horrific experience, he said, “Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers.”

New Zealand police asked people to avoid the area. “We have a critical incident in Deans Ave Christchurch. Please avoid the area. We will give more in the near future,” Canterbury Police NZ said in a tweet. 

According to the cricinfo, the Bangladesh team is in lockdown mode in their dressing room at the Hagley Oval after reports of shooting at the nearby mosque.

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