Kenya Airways has confirmed that a passenger who was aboard its New York flight to Nairobi died in the flight.
In a statement, the airline said the flight was diverted to Casablanca, Morocco, for a medical emergency after the passenger fell ill.
On landing, the medical personnel at the airport found the passenger unresponsive.
Kenyan media report that the passenger developed breathing complications and quote family members as saying that the passenger had an underlying condition.
The medics on board the flight had expressed concern about the passenger’s organs showing signs of rapid failure.
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