Turbulence causes terror, one dead and 30 injured
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A British man, 73, has died on a flight from London to Singapore that experienced "extreme sudden turbulence" over Myanmar.

Authorities in Bangkok - where the plane diverted - say the elderly man "likely" suffered a heart attack. He was traveling with his wife who is now hospitalized.

In total, 30 people were taken to hospital, seven with critical injuries. There were 211 passengers and 18 crew on board - the passengers were mainly from Australia, Great Britain, Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia.

Singapore Airlines has just released another statement, giving further details on the number of injured passengers.

The airline says the flight from Singapore to London encountered "sudden extreme turbulence" over the Irraëaddy Basin (Myanmar) at 11,300m about 10 hours after take-off.

The pilot declared a medical emergency and diverted the plane to Bangkok.

"Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved family. We deeply apologize for the traumatic experience our passengers and crew members endured on this flight. We are providing all necessary assistance during this difficult time," it added. line./BBC

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