AL man loses legs in Myanmar border explosion
A local Awami League leader lost both his legs in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast along Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Chakdala area of Bandarban's Naikkhangchhari upazila yesterday afternoon.
Badiur Rahman, 45, organising secretary of ward no-6 under the upazila, was first admitted to a private hospital in Cox's Bazar in a critical condition. Later, he was being shifted to Chittagong Medical college Hospital when the report was filed around 9:30pm.
Talking to The Daily Star, Naikkhangchhari Union Parishad Chairman Taslim Uddin said Badiur's legs were severed from below the knee, and he also lost four of the fingers of his right hand.
Badiur went to the zero line of the border to bring back his cattle when the device went off, said Md Alamgir, officer-in-charge of Naikkhangchhari Police Station.