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Third girl aboard Asiana jet dies from injuries

SAN FRANCISCO — A girl who was aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed died Friday, the same day that authorities confirmed one of the two Chinese teenagers killed in the disaster was hit by a fire truck.

San Francisco General Hospital said the latest victim had been in critical condition since arriving Saturday after the accident. Officials did not identify the girl at the request of her parents. Her age was also withheld.

The disclosure about the teen who was hit by the fire truck raised the possibility that she could have survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath.

No one knows yet whether the Chinese teenagers lived through the initial impact at the airport. But police and fire officials confirmed Friday that Ye Meng Yuan, 16, was hit by a fire truck racing to extinguish the blazing Boeing 777.

Her close friend Wang Linjia, also 16, was among a group of passengers who did not get immediate medical help. Rescuers spotted her 14 minutes after the crash.

Third girl aboard Asiana jet dies from injuries 07/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:34pm]
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