Russian health authorities confirmed Thursday that one more woman injured in a recent plane crash in the country's Siberia had died in a local hospital, bringing the death toll of the disaster to 32.
The Itar-Tass news agency quoted Tatiana Sitnikova, spokeswoman of the health care department in Tyumen Region, as saying that the injured woman victim remained in extremely severe condition during the past ten days and blaming sweeping concomitant wounds, especially the head injury for her death.
An ATR-72 airplane on April 2 carried 39 passengers and four crew members aboard for a flight between Tyumen and Surgut, both in Siberia. The plane went down shortly after it took off from the airport in Tyumen, a key Siberian city about 2,100 kilometers east of Moscow, killing 31 people and injuring 12 more.
Apart from one survivor who has been transferred to Moscow for further medical treatment, the rest of the injured are all hospitalized in Tyumen. Their condition has kept improving, according to the hospital doctors.
Investigators have found that a failure to deice the aircraft could be the most likely cause for the air crash.