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Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thai Airways flight hit by severe turbulence

A Thai Airways flight hit by severe turbulence was left with six people needing hospital treatment.

Blood was found on the seats and debris in the aisle after the plane from Jakarta to Bangkok was caught in turbulence over Singapore.

One passenger and five members of cabin crew were injured.

The Boeing 777 had 72 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

Thai Airways released a statement on their Facebook page confirming that the six people were sent to hospital.

Thai Airways President Charamporn Jotikasthira said: "The company apologises to passengers who were involved in the incident.

"The company has paid the cost of medical treatment for passengers and staff injured.

"All those who were hurt on the aircraft have returned home from hospital."

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