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NINE M’SIANS ON SQ321 RECEIVING TREATMENT, IN STABLE CONDITION -- AMBASSADOR

22/05/2024 03:38 PM

BANGKOK, May 22 (Bernama) -- The Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok is providing assistance to nine injured Malaysians from Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ321, which made an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Tuesday afternoon.

Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel said the consular officers have met all the injured victims from two separate Hospitals in Bangkok, and they are currently receiving treatment and are in stable condition.

It was communicated by Jojie that a 32-year-old Malaysian male cabin crew received two surgeries last night for head, minor spinal, and leg injuries in a hospital here.

“As of this morning, the man is currently in stable condition after surgeries last night and the embassy will monitor the situation closely to offer any further assistance if needed.

“The other eight Malaysians, who are suffering from fractured rib, neck pain, dizziness and minor injuries, are currently under surveillance at the normal wards at both hospitals while awaiting medical results,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.

He said according to the consultation with doctors from both hospitals, all individuals have physical and internal injuries, but none are at critical stage.

Jojie confirmed that six Malaysians are being treated at the Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital and three others at the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, with the embassy committed to monitoring their conditions.

The flight with 211 passengers and 18 crew members were travelling from London to Singapore when it encountered sudden extreme turbulence over the Irrawaddy Basin at an altitude of 37,000 feet, approximately 10 hours after departure.

The pilot declared a medical emergency and diverted the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Bangkok, landing at 3.45pm local time, Tuesday.

The incident caused one death and multiple injuries. Suvarnabhumi Airport director Kittipong Kittikachorn yesterday said the only fatality in the incident was a 73-year-old British man.

-- BERNAMA


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