340 Canadians leave Dhaka in chartered flight


A third special flight organised by the Canadian High Commission departed Dhaka on Sunday, bringing home more than 340 stranded Canadians citizens and permanent residents.

The Qatar Airways flight is on its way to Toronto, via Doha, the High Commission said in a statement.
To date, the three flights have allowed over760 stranded Canadians to return home.

The Canadian High Commission is assessing whether there is enough demand for a fourth and final assisted flight from Bangladesh to Canada.

Canada is grateful to all government authorities involved as well as Qatar Airways for their continued support, High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine said in a statement.