Bangladesh cricket team escape New Zealand mosque tragedy

Bangladesh’s cricket team were nearly involved in the tragedy that struck a mosque in New Zealand.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 49 people were killed in "terrorist attacks" at two mosques, while more than 40 people are seriously injured.

The Bangladesh team arrived at the Al Noor mosque, near the Hagley Oval - the venue of Saturday's now cancelled third Test - when the shooting started.

Batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted: "Entire team got saved from active shooters."

Bangladesh Cricket says the team are "safely back in the hotel" and the team will travel home "in the coming days".

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