In an unfortunate turn of events, a child died aboard a Munich-bound flight earlier this week, Gulf News reported on Wednesday. 

The Emirates Airline aircraft, which took off from Dubai, made an emergency landing in Kuwait after the child passed away mid-flight, according to Arab News.

The cause of death, as well as the age and identity of the deceased, are yet to be confirmed.

In a statement to Gulf News, the airline said: 

"Emirates can confirm that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted on 10 October 2017 to Kuwait International Airport due to a medical emergency.

The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground."

After expressing its condolences to the late child's family, Emirates explained that the flight eventually continued onto Munich, Germany, arriving 2.5 hours behind schedule.

The statement did not mention the cause of death, nor the gender, age, or nationality of the child.

Reports suggest the deceased is a 7-year-old girl who died of fever

According to German websites, the late child is a 7-year-old girl from Taiwan who collapsed mid-flight as a result of a high fever.

German daily, Bunte, reported that cabin crew and a female doctor "were fighting for the life of the unconscious girl," but unfortunately could not save her.