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Philippine gov't condoles with families of slain Asiana Airlines' passengers

English.news.cn   2013-07-07 19:12:52            

MANILA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government is extending its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the two passengers who were killed when an Asiana plane crashed upon landing at the San Francisco International Airport, a senior government official said Sunday.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that what happened was very unfortunate.

"We continue to hope that everybody is safe and we send out our condolences to the families. The last time I checked there were ( reports) of two casualties. We send out our deepest sympathies and condolences to them as well as our well wishes for the recovery of the injured," she said in an interview over a state-run radio.

According to Valte, the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco was working with American authorities to determine if any Filipino was included in the accident.

But she noted that initial reports from Consul General Marciano Paynor Jr. showed there were no Filipino on board the ill-fated plane.

A Boeing 777 airplane of Asiana Airlines carrying 307 people from Seoul, South Korea, crashed upon landing at runway 28L of the San Francisco International Airport on Saturday (local time).

Officials said 123 escaped without injury and 181 were hospitalized or treated for injuries. Among the injured, 49 are in serious condition and five, including a child, remain in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital. Among the 47 others at the hospital, several were treated for minor injuries, including fractures and abrasions, and were released Saturday night.

Editor: Luan
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