Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have prohibited people from going near the unexploded explosive found near the Tumbru border in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban reportedly fired from Myanmar.
According to sources, some of the locals took the explosives to their homes as they lacked knowledge about those and then handed them over to the BGB.
Razia, a resident of the border area, said: “I saw some children playing with something like a steel rod while working in the field. I took that from them and came home with it. Later I handed over that thing to BGB.”
BGB said that it is very dangerous to go near unexploded explosives to take any picture or video as those explosives can explode at any time.
BGB Public Relationship Officer Shariful Islam said: “We are forbidding you all to go near the unexploded explosive for your own safety.”
On Monday, a Bangladeshi woman and a Rohingya lost their lives due to mortar shells flying from Myanmar in Bandarban. A total of 330 soldiers from the Myanmar Border Guard Force (BGP), army, police, immigration personnel and others took refuge with the BGB with weapons.
Myanmar has agreed to take them back after a meeting held between the foreign ministries of the two countries.