Plane makes emergency landing in Varanasi after Thai national dies on board

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Varanasi, Oct 5 (IANS) A New Delhi-bound flight made an emergency landing in Varanasi on Friday after a Thai national died on board died after suffering a massive heart attack, authorities said here.

The Spice Jet flight took off from Bangkok at 7.40 a.m. with 189 passengers including a 22-member Thai group of tourists of which the deceased, identified as Atabot Thngcusorn (53), was a member.

The authorities at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here were informed by the plane crew that Atabot suffered a heart attack and they would have to make an emergency landing.

Soon after the plane landed the passenger was rushed to a nearby medical facility where he was pronounced dead.

Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said the deceased was accompanied by his wife, sister and seven other family members.

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All have since deplaned at Varanasi and the Thai Embassy was being notified of the incident.

–IANS

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