Nine M’sians on turbulence-hit flight hospitalised in Bangkok


PETALING JAYA: Nine Malaysians who were on the turbulence-hit Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 are being treated in two hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand, says Wisma Putra.

It said six of them are at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital while the remaining three are at the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.

“According to both hospitals, the patients suffered physical and internal injuries, with one person in critical but stable condition.

“They are under surveillance and awaiting medical results,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (May 22).

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It added that the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok has been coordinating with local authorities and hospitals, with its officers visiting the hospitalised Malaysians to provide consular assistance.

“The ministry extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured in this unfortunate incident.

“Malaysians requiring consular assistance may contact the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok,” it added.

One passenger was killed and 30 injured after the flight from London fell into an air pocket before encountering turbulence en route on Tuesday (May 21), forcing it to make an emergency landing in Bangkok.

According to reports, six passengers were seriously injured, 39 sustained moderate injuries and 26 had minor injuries.

The deceased victim was a Briton.

There were 16 Malaysians on board the flight.

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