A passenger airline of Thai Lion Air on Monday made an emergency landing at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, after two of its passengers fell seriously ill, airport officials said.

A passenger airline of Thai Lion Air on Monday made an emergency landing at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, after two of its passengers fell seriously ill, airport officials said.

The officials said that the airline had departed from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and was on its way to Surabaya in Indonesia when two Indonesian passengers fell ill.


The flight was diverted to Colombo to make an emergency landing.

Police said the two passengers were pronounced dead upon landing and an investigation has been launched.

However, the police said While investigation was ongoing, the remains of the two passengers would be handed over to the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo.

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