Live: Mainland fatalities identified

Updated: 2015-02-04 12:37

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6:40 pm
Death toll rises to 23

A total of 22 people have been confirmed dead by 6:10 pm, seven hours after a TransAsia Airways flight clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river Wednesday, according to Taiwan-based central news agency.

6:17 pm
TransAsia's safety record under scrutiny

Taiwan regulators are likely to put more pressure on TransAsia Airways to review its maintenance and safety procedures after Wednesday's crash, its second fatal accident in seven months, Reuters reported.

Industry data showed the crash of Flight GE235, in which at least 16 people were killed, was the fifth aircraft the airline has written off since 1995.

Live: Mainland fatalities identified

File photo of the aircraft ATR-72 before it crashed. [Photo/IC]