An airline spokeswoman says seven passengers have been treated for cuts and bruises after a Qantas Airways superjumbo hit severe turbulence en route from London to Singapore.

The injuries are the latest blot on the Australian airline’s record with the new Airbus A380. A Qantas A380 made an emergency landing in Singapore in 2010 after one of its engines disintegrated.

Qantas spokeswoman Sophia Connolly said the Flight QF32, carrying 450 passengers, struck turbulence in Indian airspace on Saturday.

She says seven passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises. Four were treated in a Singapore hospital and the others at a medical centre. All have been discharged.

The flight continued to Sydney on Sunday, 24 hours behind schedule.

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