Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 15:33
Body of female Malaysian Passenger handed over to Malaysian High Commission
A body of a female Malaysian passenger was handed over to the Malaysian High Commission in Sri Lanka, after her sudden death inside a flight which was passing the Sri Lankan air space.
She has died inside a Saudi Arabian flight which was heading from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia last morning. The plane has made an emergency landing at Katunayake airport following the incident.
The 46 year old female passenger was accompanied by 35 persons heading to Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage.
Her sudden death occurred during the return trip.
The postmortem held in Negombo Hospital yesterday revealed that her death has occurred due to a heart attack.
According to Katunayake Airport Police, the body of the deceased female tourist was handed over to the Malaysian High Commission and is due to be flown to Malaysia today.