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Extreme turbulence leaves one dead, dozens injured mid air: Details inside

08:34 PM | 22 May, 2024
Extreme turbulence leaves one dead, dozens injured mid air: Details inside

WASHINGTON - Extreme turbulence suffered by a plane left one elderly citizen dead as passengers of a Singapore-bound flight faced a nightmare. 

The incident happened when a London to Singapore flight faced turbulence about 10 hours into the flight, leaving a 73-year-old man from Britain dead.

Meanwhile, dozens of flyers were injured aboard the Boeing 777-300ER operated by Singapore Airlines; the plane was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 3:45 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The plane was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members and had left Heathrow Airport on Monday. 

The details shared by a hospital in Bangkok imply that 71 people, including passengers and crew members, were injured while six were in serious condition.

As far as the identities are concerned, four injured are from Britain, three from Malaysia, two from New Zealand and the United States, and one from Ireland and Spain while details of other flyers are still unknown. 

Singapore’s Ministry of Transport said it was examining the incident and would send investigators to Bangkok; the Thai prime minister said his government would “assist with everything necessary for the injured.”

Although investigations are underway, the flight SQ321 encountered turbulence over the Irrawaddy Basin over Myanmar, at 37,000 feet. Data available on the Flight Radar 24 website shows that the plane nosedived from 37,000 feet to an altitude of roughly 31,000 feet in only a few minutes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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