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70 school students among 141 Chinese on board crashed plane
PTI
Beijing, July 07, 2013
First Published: 15:27 IST(7/7/2013)
Last Updated: 08:42 IST(8/3/2014)

A visit to the US to enjoy a summer camp turned into a nightmare for nearly 70 Chinese students when the South Korean airlines' plane with 307 people on board crash landed at San Francisco airport.

Among the 141 Chinese citizens travelling on the ill-fated flight OZ214 of the Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777, there were two groups of 35 member each from schools of northern province of Shanxi and eastern province of Zhejiang.

All but two of them have been confirmed safe, while one teacher suffered minor injuries.

Thirty of the students and five teachers aboard flight are from Shanxi Province, the provincial education department said on Saturday.

The students and teachers from Taiyuan No.5 Middle School and Taiyuan No.1 Foreign Language School were going to the United States to take part in a summer camp, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It has been confirmed that none of the students were injured and they are all in touch with their parents. Only one teacher suffered minor injuries, the department said.

Zhejiang's education department has also confirmed that a 35-member group from a middle school from Jiangshan city were on board the same flight. They were also going to a summer camp. All but two of them have been confirmed safe.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials has said two persons who were killed in the accident are female passengers from China.

"We verified through the foreign ministry that all the two dead are Chinese and they are all women," a senior South Korean official  was quoted as saying by he official media in Beijing.

At least two people were killed while 181 injured, most with minor injuries, officials said. Five people, including one child, remained in critical condition at San Francisco.


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