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MOFA confirms death of Taiwanese girl on flight to Munich

2017/10/12 21:23:07

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Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesman Li Hsien-chang (李憲章) on Thursday confirmed the death of the 5-year-old Taiwanese girl on a flight from Dubai to Munich.

Li told CNA that the girl passed out on the plane Tuesday, and despite receiving immediate medical attention on board the flight, she was announced dead after the plane made an emergency landing for her in Kuwait.

Upon learning of the girl's death, the foreign ministry's office in Kuwait contacted her parents and extended help to them to process all the necessary procedures, Li said.

The child's parents expressed their sincere gratitude to Taiwan's representative in Kuwait Ray Mou (牟華瑋) for paying his condolences by visiting their hotel in person, said Li.

The flight continued heading to Germany after stopping in Kuwait for 1.5 hours, according to foreign reports.

(By Elaine Hou and Isabel Wang)