16 Jul 2014

25 injured after plane hit by turbulence

8:02 pm on 16 July 2014

Twenty-five passengers were hurt after their plane was hit by turbulence on its way from South Africa to Hong Kong.

Police said two people were seriously injured and have been taken to hospital after the South African Airways jet from Johannesburg landed in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The airline could not immediately comment when contacted, but an online flight tracking system says the plane was a four-engined Airbus, AFP reports.

Authorities could not confirm the total number of passengers on board.