Airline passenger attempts suicide during flight

2014-04-07 16:24

Dubai — Indian police and Emirates airline say a passenger was found bleeding heavily on a recent flight to the Indian city of Hyderabad after he apparently tried to commit suicide inside an airplane toilet.

Dubai-based Emirates says in a statement that cabin crew found the man on April 4 while the plane was preparing to land. It says they treated him on board before handing him off to ground medical crews.

According to police and the hospital in India, the 30-year-old man had been working as a draftsman in Dubai and attempted suicide by slicing into his neck, ankles and wrists just before the flight landed.

Dr Ravi Shankar in Hyderabad says the man is in stable condition on Monday.

Hundreds of thousands of Indians work in Dubai.

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