San Francisco crash survivors return to China

Updated: 2013-07-14 11:39


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San Francisco crash survivors return to China

Students and teachers on board the crashed Asiana Airlines plane arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport from San Francisco, on July 13, 2013. The 31 crash survivors, all from Jiangshan Middle School in East China's Zhejiang province who went to the US for summer camp, will return home Sunday after one-night stop in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Thirty-one survivors of a fatal plane crash that occurred in San Francisco on July 6 returned to China on Saturday.

The returnees are students and teachers from Jiangshan Middle School in East China's Zhejiang province who traveled with a 34-member group to the US to attend a summer camp.

Two female students who traveled with the group died in the crash. Another girl who was previously in critical condition died on Saturday local time as a result of severe injuries she received during the accident, according to a statement from the San Francisco General Hospital.

The survivors arrived in Beijing at 6 pm Saturday. They will stay in the city for one night before traveling to Zhejiang's capital city of Hangzhou on Sunday. They will take a bus to the city of Jiangshan after arriving in Hangzhou.

A total of 141 Chinese were among the 291 passengers aboard when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 bound for San Francisco from Seoul made a crash landing at the San Francisco International Airport a week ago.

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