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)."