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Singapore flight chaos: 58 people from turbulence hit flight remain hospitalised, 20 in intensive care

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NEW DELHI: A total of 58 passengers from the Singapore Airlines flight that experienced severe turbulence on Tuesday are still receiving medical treatment at various facilities, according to Bangkok’s Samitivej Hospital. Among them, 20 are currently in intensive care while 27 people have been discharged so far.
The Singapore Airlines flight was hit by turbulence that flung passengers and crew around the cabin, slamming some into the ceiling.One passenger died of a suspected heart attack while many others on-board were injured.
The Boeing 777, flying from London to Singapore with 211 passengers and 18 crew members, was diverted to Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.
The turbulence occurred about 10 hours into the flight as it passed over the Irrawaddy Basin in Myanmar, causing the plane to drop 6,000 feet in about three minutes.
Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong expressed condolences and assured support for affected passengers and their families, saying, “We are very sorry for the traumatic experience that everyone on board SQ321 went through,”
This incident is the first fatal event involving Singapore Airlines in nearly 25 years. The airline, known for its strong safety record, last experienced a major accident in October 2000.
(With agency inputs)