Singapore Airlines share price drops after turbulent flight

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Singapore Airlines shares fell more than 1 per cent, following a deadly turbulence-hit flight in which one person died and dozens were injured.

A British passenger died of a suspected heart attack and many more were injured after flight Singapore Airlines SQ321 encountered what the airline described as sudden, extreme, turbulence while flying over Myanmar on Tuesday.

Singapore markets were closed for a holiday on Wednesday and resumed trade on Thursday.

Early turnover in the stock was modest and it was last down 1.3 per cent at $4.94 after dipping as far as 1.8 per cent to $6.64.

20 people remain in intensive care following the turbulence-hit flight. 

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