Army man among two injured in deadly ‘landmine blast’ in Bandarban’s Ruma

At least one person has been killed and two others have been injured in the incident

Published : 17 May 2023, 06:06 PM
Updated : 17 May 2023, 06:06 PM

At least one person has been killed and two others, including a member of the Bangladesh Army, have been injured in what was described by locals and police as a “landmine blast” in Bandarban’s Ruma.

Alamgir Hossain, chief of Ruma Police Station, said the incident occurred at Sloupi Para of Remkripangsa on Wednesday afternoon.

The person killed in the blast was Jewel Tripura, 27. The injured civilian was Abraham Tripura, 35.

Police did not identify the army man injured in the incident but said he lost an arm from the wrist. He was taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Chattogram.

Anupam Marma, a local journalist, said Jewel and Abraham were brought to Thanchi Upazila Health Complex where Jewel died. Abraham was transferred to Bandarban Sadar Hospital.

Both of them are residents of Basiram Para in Ruma.