press trust of india
Beijing, 7 July
A visit to the USA to enjoy a summer camp turned into a nightmare for nearly 70 Chinese students when the South Korean airlines’ plane carrying them crash landed at San Francisco airport, killing two of them.
Based on information obtained from their boarding passes, two female middle school students from Zhejiang’s Jiangshan City, died in the accident, a reply from Asiana Airlines’ head office in China to the Jiangshan municipal government said. But the identities of the dead have not been confirmed by DNA tests yet, the reply said. 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.
Thirty of the students and five teachers aboard flight are from Shanxi Province, the provincial education department said today.
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. They were also going to a summer camp.