Remains of warplane recovered in Lalmonirhat

Some metal parts of a warplane have been unearthed while a farmer was digging his farmland in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila on Friday.

The spot where from the remains of the warplane have been recovered is about one kilometre off the unused airfield at Mahendranagar and Harati in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila. Locals from different villages have been gathering there to see the recovered parts of warplane.

Additional police have been deployed there to control the crowd, said Shaha Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station.

Farmer Rezaul Islam said he went to dig his land for cultivation in Budhar Banshertal area of Mahendranagar union on Friday afternoon and some remains of the warplane were unearthed as he continued digging.

Later, he informed the local administration, police and air force in this regard, said Rezaul.

The air force has started digging the plot to recover the rest parts of the wreckage warplane. Curious crowds are flocking to see the recovered parts of the warplane.

There was British air base about one kilometre away from the spot, which was set up on eleven hundred acres of land during World War II and is no longer being used. It is assumed that the warplane had crashed during the war in the area.

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) sources said they were digging the plot to unearth the remains of the warplane. The area will be kept under the control of BAF.

Hundreds of people from different areas have been gathering at the site to have a look at the remains of the warplane, said police.

Police personnel have been deployed in the area to keep the curious crowds at bay and maintain law and order situation, said the OC.

The remains of the warplane unearthed so far are now in custody of BAF, he added.

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