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Women thought to be asleep found dead aboard British carrier

08:46 PM | 24 Sep, 2023
Women thought to be asleep found dead aboard British carrier

LONDON - In a tragic turn of events, a passenger aboard a plane who appeared to be asleep to fellow passengers was found dead as the plane landed.

The harrowing incident occurred on a British Airways flight from London Heathrow Airport to Nice on Thursday.

The BA348 flight landed in the south of France but fellow passengers then noticed that the woman in question did not move though others hastened to collect their baggage.

The flyers were unable to rouse the elderly woman which alerted them and the crew members. Following the incident, emergency services were called and paramedics tried to revive her but failed to do so. 

The 73-year-old woman - whose nationality is still unknown - was declared dead at 10 p.m. The woman is thought to have suffered a heart attack during the journey but no one noticed. 

A representative for British Airways confirmed the incident and said 'our thoughts are with the customer's family at this difficult time', the Connexion reported.

As far as statistics are concerned, an average of one fatality for every 287 million passengers traveling with British airlines is recorded according to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority.

As a standard practice, the flyer found dead is strapped into their seat, and medical practitioners are called in as they are eligible only to declare someone as dead.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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