No Bangladeshi national has been affected due to latest terror attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht that left three dead and nine others injured, says the Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague on Monday.
Bangladesh nationals living in the city of Utrecht are advised to take position in a safe place as per the directives of the Dutch government.
The Embassy has opened a hotline – and urged the Bangladesh national to contact through +31684123229 which will remain open round the clock.
Bangladesh nationals can also reach the Embassy officials through email – [email protected] for any query.
Bangladesh nationals are also requested to inform through the number if anybody hears about any affected fellow citizen.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said five Bangladesh nationals died in Friday’s terror attacks in New Zealand mosques.
The identified victims are former Prof of Agronomy, Bangladesh Agriculture University, Dr Abdus Samad; Hosne Ara Ahmed, wife of Farid Ahmed hailed from Sylhet, Omar Faruk (Narayanganj), Mojammel Haque (Chandpur) and Zakaria Bhuiyan.
Meanwhile, a gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, sparking a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with sniffer dogs zero in on an apartment building close to the shooting, reports AP.
Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level, and the city’s mayor said a “terror motive” was the most likely theory.
Dutch military police went on extra alert at Dutch airports and at key buildings in the country as the Utrecht manhunt took place.
A few hours after the shooting, Utrecht police released a photo of a 37-year-old man born in Turkey who they said was “associated with the incident.” The photo showed a bearded man on board a tram, dressed in a dark blue hooded top.
Police warned citizens not to approach the man, whom they identified as Gokmen Tanis, but call authorities instead.