Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week’s crash of a Cuban airliner.

The death of , 40, leaves only one survivor from the May 18 crash of the Boeing 737 operated by national carrier Cubana de Aviacion.

Mailen Diaz, 19, remains hospitalized with a guarded prognosis.

The only other survivor, , 23, died on Monday.

They were on a domestic flight to the eastern city of Holguin, where most of the passengers were from, when the 39-year-old plane went down.

It was leased from , a , and carried 113 passengers and crew.

The dead included six Mexican crew members and five foreign passengers: two Argentines, one Mexican and two passengers from Western Sahara.

An investigation into the country’s worst air disaster in decades is expected to take months. (AFP)

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