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20 injured as Chinese flight hits turbulence in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

A Eastern Airlines from Paris to Kunming Changshui International Airport was today hit by by turbulence during landing, injuring 20 people.

Flight MU744, departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, was about to land in Kunming Changshui International Airport in Yunnan province, when it was hit by turbulence, the Eastern Airlines said in its Weibo account.

The injured were taken to the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province and Yan'an Hospital Affiliated to Kunming Medical University, after the flight landed around 9 am, an hour later than scheduled, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

The injured, including four with severe injuries, suffered from bone fractures, scalp lacerations, soft tissue injuries and other light wounds, due to baggage falling or crushing on overhead bins, according to the hospitals.

None of the injured are in critical condition.

Authorities are still checking the overall number of injured and their personal information.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 16:13 IST