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At least one dead after severe turbulence hit flight from London to Singapore

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At least one person died and 30 were injured when a plane was hit by “severe turbulence,” Singapore Airlines said in a statement Tuesday.


The London to Singapore flight was diverted to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, landing there at 3:45 p.m. local time (4:45 a.m. ET), said the statement published on Facebook. “We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER,” the statement added.


The company said in a later statement that 30 people required hospital treatment. Other passengers with more minor injuries were treated at the airport, it said.


Kittipong Kittikachorn, general manager of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, said Tuesday that the deceased was 73 years old.