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One dead and multiple injured after severe turbulence on London Heathrow to Singapore flight

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One person has died and others have been injured during severe turbulence on a flight from London to Singapore.

The plane was forced to divert to Bangkok in Thailand.

Singapore Airlines said flight SQ321, operating from Heathrow to Singapore on Monday, encountered severe turbulence.

“We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board,” a statement said.

“Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.”

The aircraft diverted to Thailand and landed at 3.45pm local time.

Singapore Airlines said it was working with Thai authorities “to provide the necessary medical assistance” and sending a team to Bangkok to provide additional assistance.

“Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft”, it added.

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