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Emirates flight diverted after child passenger dies

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DUBAI: A Munich-bound flight from Dubai had to make an emergency landing after a child passenger onboard died, according to local press reports.
The plane was diverted to Kuwait on Tuesday, Oct. 10 after the child died, Gulf News reported citing an unnamed source from Emirates Airline.
In a statement Emirates Airline confirmed that “flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted on 10 October 2017 to Kuwait International Airport due to a medical emergency. The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground.”
No explanation was given as to the cause of the child’s death or where they were from. There was also no information on the child's age, gender or who they were traveling with.
Offering its condolences to the family, the statement went on to explain that the flight eventually continued onto Munich.

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