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Passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight from London to Kuala Lumpur injured due to turbulence

In a statement the airline pointed out that the weather event “was entirely beyond our control”.

SOME PASSENGERS AND crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from London to Kuala Lumpur have suffered injuries because of severe turbulence.

In a statement the airline said, “During the flight over the Bay of Bengal the passenger seatbelt light was switched on due to air turbulence.

Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence some passengers suffered minor injuries.

There were 378 people on board the MH1 flight.

Photos showing the damage caused by the turbulence are being shared on Twitter:

The airline also confirmed that, “A small number of affected passengers and crew have been treated by medical officers”.

Malaysia Airlines added that it “sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by this weather event which was entirely beyond our control”.

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