5 Filipinos on turbulence-hit flight admitted in Bangkok hospital

5 Filipinos on turbulence-hit flight admitted in Bangkok hospital

/ 04:10 PM May 22, 2024

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This frame grab from a video by Phongsak Suksi taken and released on May 21, 2024 and made available via AFPTV shows an ambulance being driven at the fire station at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, after a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing. One person was killed and more than 20 injured on May 21 when a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 hit severe turbulence on a flight from London and was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok. (Photo by various sources / Agence France-Presse) 

MANILA, Philippines—The five Filipinos who were affected by severe turbulence while on a Singapore Airlines flight are now admitted to a hospital in Bangkok, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

“[O]n the five Filipinos affected in the SQ Flight 321, we received information from [the Philippine embassy in Bangkok] that they are still in a hospital in Bangkok,” Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Teresita Daza told reporters in a text message.


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“Our Embassy is in touch with them,” she added.

Citing privacy concerns, Daza did not further elaborate on the situation of the five Filipinos. No other information was provided regarding their identities.

READ: Condition of 5 Filipinos on turbulence-hit flight still being determined

In a separate message to reporters, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said they have yet to determine whether or not the five individuals are Overseas Filipino Workers.

According to DMW, the Singapore-bound flight took off from London and encountered what airline officials described as “sudden extreme turbulence” 10 hours into its flight, forcing an emergency landing in Thailand.

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