Dhaka – One person was killed and three others injured after a private helicopter crashed near southeastern Bangladeshi beach town of Cox’s Bazar, officials said on Friday.
The chopper crashed at Inani sea beach as soon as it flew on its way to Dhaka after it dropped the country’s cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan to a hotel in Inani, said Saiful Alam, an official of the Meghna Aviation Limited.
Four passengers were aboard the chopper when it met the accident at around 10.30 am.
Shakib traveled to the beach town for shooting of a television commercial. “He (Shakib) is safe,” added Alam.
Abul Khayer, an officer at local Ukhia police station, said four passengers of the chopper were rescued from the scene and rushed to hospital. One of them died at the hospital later, he added.
The reason behind the crash could not be known immediately.