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Two injured in landmine explosion near Myanmar border

Two Bangladeshi nationals were seriously injured in a landmine explosion near Border Pillar No. 47-48 on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Saturday evening.

The injured were identified as Nurul Absar, 18, son of late Mohammad of Jaruliachhari, Naikhangchhari Sadar Union village, and Md Babu, 17, son of Ali Ahmed of Kambonia, Naikhongchhari Sadar Union village.

According to locals, the youths may have gone to the area to smuggle cattle or yaba pills.

The injured were given first aid at the Naikhongchhari Upazila Health Complex.

When their condition worsened, doctors referred them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment, said Nurul Absar Emon, president of Naikhangchhari Sadar Union Parishad.

One of the injured was from the region and the other is a resident of Moulvir Kata village in Kachchhpia union, he added.