An 11-year-girl on board an Air India flight from New Delhi to Kochi died shortly before the aircraft landed here on Wednesday evening. Officials said Anna Sunny Christy of Pathanamthitta had been on her way to a hospital in Kochi after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. Her mother and a relative were accompanying her.

She developed uneasiness on the flight and was declared dead on arrival by the airport medical team. The body was shifted to a hospital in the city. — A Correspondent