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'There's shooting here, please save us'

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15 Mar 2019 11:15 - 15 Mar 2019 11:16 #370262 by ketchim
In New Zealand !

www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26270448...-here-please-save-us

My day began looking for injury updates on Kane Willliamson, BJ Watling, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim.

There was a Test due to start tomorrow and my mind was focused on who
was going to play and who'd be missing out.

Eight hours later, I would be at a friend's house in Christchurch

trying to make sense of the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand's history.
Last edit: 15 Mar 2019 11:16 by ketchim.

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15 Mar 2019 11:17 #370263 by ketchim
1.52pm: I get a call from Tamim Iqbal, one of the senior-most cricketers in the team, as I'm leaving the Hagley Oval.

He's calling me for help. "There's shooting here, please save us."

I first think that he is playing a prank but he hangs up and calls again - this time, his voice starts to crack.

He says that I should call the police as there's a shooting going on inside the mosque where they are about to enter.

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15 Mar 2019 11:19 #370264 by ketchim
1.56pm: I start running towards the mosque when I spot the Bangladesh team bus.

There are a few police cars around, and a couple of ambulances.
Some people are standing around, wondering what had happened near that intersection.

But when I look to my right, towards the entrance of a motel, it becomes clear

There's a body on the ground, being attended to by paramedics.

There's blood everywhere

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15 Mar 2019 11:21 #370265 by ketchim
2.00pm: I see one man running towards me, crying, and holding his arm.
I keep walking fast towards the bus when I see a line of Bangladesh players running away from the bus.

I cross the road, and as I get close, Ebadot Hossain grabs me by the arm and tells me to run with them.

At this point I still have no idea what actually has happened;

I don't even know if the team was the target of the attack.

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15 Mar 2019 11:22 #370266 by ketchim
5.00pm:

The tour is called off by New Zealand Cricket

after consultation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board

and the ICC.

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15 Mar 2019 11:24 - 15 Mar 2019 11:25 #370267 by ketchim
"If we had arrived there even five minutes earlier

we would all be killed."
Last edit: 15 Mar 2019 11:25 by ketchim.

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15 Mar 2019 11:46 #370270 by ketchim
49 murdered while praying on Jummah

inside the Masjid ~

Allah help us all !

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15 Mar 2019 12:46 #370272 by ketchim
40 Injured some in critical situation ....

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16 Mar 2019 18:56 #370284 by ketchim
www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26281240...st-matter-30-seconds

The plan was to go to the team hotel after prayers, which is why Shree
(team analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran) and Soumya Sarkar :
both are Hindu, were with us.

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16 Mar 2019 19:01 #370285 by ketchim
On our way to the airport, we were telling each other that if things had gone wrong by even a little bit
it would have been our dead bodies, not us, going home.
It was just a matter of 30 seconds.

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17 Mar 2019 10:13 #370293 by ketchim
Bangladesh team leaves Christchurch and tries to move on
Like most people in Christchurch, Friday night
was tough on the Bangladesh contingent who spent a sleepless night ~

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