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Lufthansa Death: Girl, 9, Dies On Flight From Shanghai To Munich

01/03/2016 12:41 GMT | Updated 01/03/2016 13:59 GMT
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The Deutsche Lufthansa AG logo sits on the wing and tailfin of an Airbus A320neo aircraft during a delivery ceremony outside the Airbus Group SE factory in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Lufthansa, the sole airline so far to take delivery of the new A320neo model, will limit the plane to domestic German routes until glitches with the engine cooling system are resolved in coming weeks. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A nine-year-old girl has died on board a Lufthansa flight from Shanghai to Munich.

The aircraft, which was carrying 268 passengers, made an unscheduled landing in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk after a medical emergency was declared on Tuesday night, German outlet PZ News reports.

It adds the unnamed child suffered a pre-existing condition but her cause of death was not revealed.

“She was an Italian citizen, an ethnic Chinese,” a spokesman for the West Siberian department of Russia’s Investigative Committee told the Russian news agency TASS.

He added: “The child was not breathing and had no pulse. The doctors tried to bring her back to life but to no avail.”

A spokesman for Lufthansa confirmed the death on board flight LH 727 to the Huffington Post UK.

She added: "The deceased passenger was a child travelling together with its parents. After a diversion to Krasnoyarsk/Russia, a doctor pronounced the passenger dead.

"As agreed with the child’s parents, the flight afterwards continued to Munich .The aircraft arrived with a three-hour delay at 7:35 UTC (8:35 LT MUC)."