HYDERABAD: An 11-month-old baby who arrived on Qatar Airways from Doha died at Hyderabad airport in the early hours of Wednesday, the airline said. However, Hyderabad airport authorities denied that the baby died at the airport.

The baby was travelling with his parents from Doha to Hyderabad when he reportedly developed breathing troubles.

Soon after landing in Hyderabad, the child, Arnav Varma, was rushed to Apollo Medical Centre at the airport, the airline said. The baby was declared brought dead.

A spokeswoman for Hyderabad airport denied that the baby had died at the airport.

“We’re awaiting for investigations to conclude and for official reports from both Qatar Airways and Apollo hospitals on the baby’s death,” Sangeetha C R said.

The baby had a US passport. His father, Anil Varma, holds an Indian passport. They were travelling by Qatar Airways flight SR-500.

The airline, in a statement, said,”We are aware of the very sad news that a young child passed away at Hyderabad International Airport this morning.”

“Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with the affected family,” it added.


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