One Singapore Airlines passenger dead following severe turbulence

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One Singapore Airlines passenger dead following severe turbulence

Singapore Airlines says one person died and at least 30 others were injured Tuesday when a London to Singapore flight experienced severe turbulence and was forced to land in Bangkok.

In a statement posted to social media, the airline said Flight SQ321 departed from London’s Heathrow Airport late Monday. The flight encountered severe turbulence driven by thunderstorms and was diverted to Bangkok.

“We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER,” the airline said. “Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.

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

The flight was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew, the airline said.

Some information for this report was provided by The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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