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Students and teachers from Asiana Airlines crash return to China

Xinhua)  08:55, July 14, 2013  

Students and teachers of Jiangshan Middle School board a bus at Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2013. A total of 31 students and teachers who were held up in the U.S. by the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport returned to China on Saturday. Two Chinese girls were immediately killed during the crash on June 6. Another girl died on June 12 after succumbing to injuries. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- 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 U.S. 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 p.m. 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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