Bangladesh announces 3-day state mourning for death of Elizabeth II

The Bangladesh government has announced a three-day of state mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s and world’s longest-serving monarch.

The Cabinet Division informed this on Friday.

According to the announcement, the national flag will fly half-mast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at government, semi-government and autonomous organisations, educational institutions, government and private buildings, and the Bangladesh missions abroad.

Meanwhile, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expresseded profound shock and sorrow at the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In condolence messages, they conveyed deepest sympathy to members of the Royal Family at her death and also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Queen Elizabeth II, who served as the beloved face of her country and source of strength for seven decades, died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96.

He ruled the United Kingdom since 1952 and was also head of state in 14 Commonwealth countries around the world.

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