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Singapore Airlines has provided to pay compensation to those that had been injured on a London to Singapore flight that encountered extreme turbulence.

In a social media publish, the airline mentioned it was providing to pay $10,000 (£7,800) to those that sustained minor accidents.

For passengers with extra critical accidents, the airline is offering “an advance payment of $25,000 to address their immediate needs” and additional discussions to fulfill “their specific circumstances”.

One British passenger died and dozens extra had been injured when flight SQ 321 encountered turbulence over Myanmar and was diverted to Thailand in May.

Early investigations confirmed that the aircraft accelerated quickly up and downand dropped round 178ft (54m) over 4.6 seconds. Those with out seatbelts had been thrown out of their seats, resulting in accidents.

There had been 211 passengers and 18 crew on board the Boeing 777-300ER plane on the time of the incident.

The firm mentioned it might provide a full fare refund to all passengers on the flight, together with those that didn’t undergo any accidents.

On prime of this, Singapore Airlines mentioned passengers will acquired delay compensation in accordance with European Union or United Kingdom rules.

The airline additionally provided S$1,000 ($739; £580) to all passengers to cowl rapid bills and it organized for family members to fly to the Thai capital the place requested.