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North Korean Dies During Flight From Moscow to Vladivostok

A citizen of North Korea has died aboard a Russian airplane during a flight from Moscow to the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, a news report said.

A doctor who was on board told investigators that the passenger had complained of stomach pain, but that his death appeared to be of “natural causes,” the head of an airport police unit in Vladivostok, Andrei Oreshkin, was quoted as saying Monday by Interfax. He identified the passenger as a North Korean citizen who was born in 1964, the report said.

It had earlier been reported that the man was a citizen of South Korea.

Forensic experts will determine cause of death, Oreshkin said, Interfax reported.

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