One dead, more than 30 injured in severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight

London: One person has died and more than 30 others have been injured in severe turbulence during a flight from London to Singapore, Singapore Airlines said.

The Boeing 777-300ER departed from London on Monday and encountered severe turbulence en route. It had to be diverted to Bangkok, where it landed on Tuesday, the airline said.

Flight tracking data suggests the airliner dropped 6,000 feet (2,000m) in a matter of minutes after crossing the Bay of Bengal.

There were 211 passengers and 18 crew on board, the airline said in a statement. The airline extended “its deepest condolences” to the deceased’s family.

The airline said it is working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide medical assistance to the passengers and was sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional help needed.

Thai authorities have despatched ambulances and emergency teams to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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