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Most Chinese students in San Francisco plane crash accounted for


08:57, July 08, 2013

SHANGHAI, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A student from east China is receiving medical treatment at a local hospital for injuries sustained during a plane crash in San Francisco on Saturday, sources said.

A 35-member group of middle school students and teachers from Jiangshan City, Zhejiang Province, were traveling on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 to take part in a summer camp in the United States, said officials with the provincial education department.

The safety of 28 students and five teachers has been confirmed. A student surnamed Ye is receiving medical treatment in a local hospital, and the school has not yet established contact with one student, the officials said.

Meanwhile, 30 students and six teachers from north China's Shanxi Province were aboard the same flight, the provincial education department said Sunday.

The students and teachers from Taiyuan No. 5 Middle School and Taiyuan No. 1 Foreign Language School were also going to the United States to take part in a summer camp. It has been confirmed that none of the students were injured, and they have all gotten in touch with their parents.

"My son called me at 3 a.m. this morning, saying that the plane he took crashed, but he is safe. And he comforted me, saying don't worry about him. He then sent a short message at 6 a.m. to let me know he is safe," said a father of a student surnamed Zhang.

Only one teacher from Shanxi suffered minor injuries, the department said.

According to sources with Shanghai Pudong International Airport's border inspection station and Asiana Airlines, more than 90 passengers departed Shanghai on Asiana Airlines Flight OZ362 to Seoul, and then transferred to Flight 214 to San Francisco on Saturday.

Information on the nationalities of the 90-plus passengers has not been released.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.

Two Chinese women died in the crash, Yonhap News Agency reported, quoting South Korea's transportation ministry.

The ministry also said the plane was carrying 291 passengers at the time of the accident, including 141 Chinese citizens.

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