February 29, 2024

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TORONTO — Canada’s public well being company has opened an investigation after a passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Toronto says he sat amid the uncleaned remnants of a earlier passenger’s hemorrhage.

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The Public Well being Company of Canada says it’s conscious of the incident on the June 30 flight and cited its mandate to make sure that something introduced into the nation on a conveyance doesn’t threaten public well being.

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Passenger Habib Battah advised The Canadian Press that after boarding the eight-hour flight he smelt a robust manure-like odour and observed a big stain on the ground in entrance of his seat.

Battah says he alerted the cabin crew concerning the stain and was then given cleansing provides in response. He says that after wiping the ground beneath his seat, the fabric got here out “blood pink.” He says cabin crew later advised him that somebody suffered a hemorrhage in his seat on a earlier flight and that he couldn’t change seats because the flight was full — they as an alternative gave him extra gloves and cleansing provides.

Air France has not responded to a request for touch upon what occurred.

— This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed July 12, 2023.