Third Victim of Asiana Air Crash Identified

Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 12:23 PM

 

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The name of a girl who died of injuries suffered in the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight recently in San Francisco has emerged.

 

Chinese state media identified her early Saturday as Liu Yipeng (LEE'-ow EE'-peng).The girl died Friday morning at San Francisco General Hospital where she had been in critical condition since the July 6 accident.

On Chinese social media sites, friends and strangers have left condolences and lit virtual candles on what is believed to be her micro blog.

The crash landing of the Boeing 777 also killed two Chinese teenage girls and injured more than 180 other people. The two victims who died on Saturday were visiting the United States to attend summer camp with a group of schoolmates.

Both fell out of the plane during the crash and one was run over by a fire truck rushing to the scene, the San Francisco Police Department said on Friday, although it was unclear whether she was still alive at the time.

China News says the latest victim went to school in the city of Jiangshan with the other two victims killed in the crash. They were both 16.

The coroner in San Mateo County, where the airport is located, has said he will release the girls' autopsies results in about two weeks.

The bulk of injured passengers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital and to Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

San Francisco General, which originally received 67 patients, still has six, including two in critical condition. Their injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, abdominal injuries, internal bleeding, road rash and fractures, the hospital said.

Stanford still has one patient, who is in serious condition, according to a spokesman. It treated 55 patients from the crash.

A handful of patients remain at other area hospitals, including one at St. Francis and one at St. Mary's.

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