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Two dead in Asiana plane crash were 16-year-old Chinese students

Chinese state media have identified the two people who died in a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.

The plane shortly after it crashed in San Francisco: AP

The plane shortly after it crashed in San Francisco: AP

China Central Television said on Sunday evening that the two victims were students at Jiangshan Middle School in China's eastern Zhejiang province. It cited a fax from Asiana Airlines, which operated the plane that crashed, to the Jiangshan city government. The two students were identified as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia.

The airline said the two victims were 16 years old.

Of the 291 passengers on board, 141 were Chinese. At least 70 Chinese students and teachers were on the plane heading to summer camps, according to education authorities in China.

Associated Press

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