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Two of three ailing passengers pass away   


  • Remains of deceased to be handed over to Indonesian Embassy following investigations


By Chaturanga Samarawickrama 

Indonesia-bound Jeddah flight belonging to Thai Lion Air made an emergency landing last morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) due to the sudden illness of three passengers, the BIA Duty Manager said.

 “When the flight landed at 2:45 a.m., three Indonesian passengers were handed over to the airport police and later rushed to the Negombo  Hospital for treatment. Two of the passengers – female (71) and male (64) – died on admission while the other –  a 77-year-old male – received treatment,” he said.  
He said the remains of the deceased would be handed over to the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo after investigations concluded.   


  • Passengers were handed over to the airport police and later rushed to the Negombo  Hospital

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