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San Francisco mayor sends condolences for Asiana crash girl killed by firetruck

By Han Shasha (People's Daily Online)

13:03, July 20, 2013

Officials confirmed July 19 that the victim, a 16-year-old Chinese girl, Ye Mengyuan died after being run over by a rescue vehicle .(File photo)

San Francisco, July 19 (People's Daily Online)--San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued a statement to offer his condolences for Ye Mengyuan, a Chinese girl who survived the Asiana crash but was killed by the fire truck.

In the statement, mayor Lee said “I am profoundly saddened by the involvement of a responding emergency vehicle in the death 16-year-old Ye Mengyuan. On behalf of the people of San Francisco, I offer my deepest condolences and regret for her tragic death, and the deaths of her close friend Wang Linjia, and 15-year-old Liu Yipeng. Our hearts are heavy, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families and friends an ocean away.”

San Francisco County and San Mateo County officials acknowledged Friday that the victim, a 16-year-old Chinese girl, died after being run over by a rescue vehicle .

San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White told reporters Friday that it is believed the girl was struck by a specialized aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle that can go as fast as 70 mph and spray foam while en route to a plane.

An investigation continues to determine exactly which fire rig or rigs ran over the girl.

Asiana Airlines flight 214 from Seoul to the United States crashed when it was landing at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. Of the 307 people (291 passengers and 16 crew) , two died at the crash scene and a third died in hospital several days later, and181 others were injured.

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