ONE OF THE THREE WOMEN WHO SURVIVED CUBA’S WORST AIR CRASH in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said Monday, raising the toll to 111.
The 23-year-old, Gretell Landrove, was admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she did not make medical progress, the ministry said in a statement read out on state television. The other two women survivors are still in critical condition.
Earlier, doctors had indicated that two of the Cuban survivors of Friday’s crash were fighting for their lives at Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital.
A Boeing 737 leased to national carrier Cubana de Aviacion crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport on Friday with 113 passengers and crew aboard.
The Cuban government is investigating the cause of the crash and has so far identified 33 of the dead, some of whom have already been buried.