Live: Mainland fatalities identified

Updated: 2015-02-04 12:37

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Live: Mainland fatalities identified

A man walks past the wreckage of the crashed plane. [Photo/IC]

3:10 pm
13 killed, 17 remain missing

The death toll has risen to 13, with 17 reportedly missing by 3:00 pm, according the TransAsia Airways. The 28 injured people have been sent to hospital.

2:50 pm
16 passengers rescued

Sixteen passengers on board the crashed plane have been rescued and rushed to nearby hospitals. Two of them (one male, one female) died before arriving at the hospital, Taiwan aviation authority said. The plane issued Mayday call two minutes after taking off.

2:40 pm
Two tourists from Xiamen died

Two tourists from Xiamen on the Chinese mainland have been confirmed dead. Two children from the mainland, respectively 11 and 12 years old, have been save.

2:30 pm
Condolences extended

The Taiwan Office of the State Council and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits conveyed condolences to the victims of an air crash after a Taiwan airliner with 58 passengers and crew members on board crashed into river on Wednesday.