At least 12 permanent residents of Moulvibazar district found their birth place mentioned as South American country Venezuela in their National Identity Cards (NID).

The comical mistake occurred after these NID holders living in the country or outside as expats submitted their cards to district and upazila election offices to correct some previous mistakes.

"I was born in Moulvibazar but now I have become a citizen of Venezuela, a country I didn't know existed until now. My children are making fun of the fact that their mother has become an American citizen!,`` Romana Begum from Talimpur village of Baralekha upazila told the UNB reporter on Sunday.

Romana said her second name was mistaken as Akter in the NID so she submitted an application in May to fix it instead she now received the card with a more serious mistake.

ASM Sadikur Rahman, Upazila Election Officer of Baralekha upazila said, " The mistake occurred due to a glitch in the central server of Election Commission. EC has been informed about this situation."

According to the district election office the same kind of mistakes occurred in recently issued NIDs of several districts including Sunamganj, Moulvibazar in the country due to the technical glitch in EC server. EC is trying to resolve the issue.

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