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Third Chinese chartered plane arrives in southern Kyrgyzstan to pick up Chinese nationals

English.news.cn   2010-06-15 17:24:28 FeedbackPrintRSS

A chartered plane of China Southern Airlines gets ready to take off at the airport in Urumqi, northwest of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on June 14, 2010. China on Monday dispatched two chartered planes to bring home Chinese nationals in Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic clashes in the south have left at least 124 people dead and some 1,400 others injured. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The third Chinese chartered plane landed in the airport of southern Kyrgyz city Osh on Tuesday afternoon to pick up Chinese nationals.

The plane arrived at the airport at 2:42 p.m. local time to evacuate Chinese nationals living in southern Kyrgyzstan, where at least 170 people have died from violent clashes which began last Thursday.

Early Tuesday morning, two Chinese chartered planes carrying 195 Chinese nationals who were evacuated from Kyrgyzstan arrived at an airport in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

The Chinese government dispatched the two Boeing 737-700 passenger planes late Monday to bring back Chinese nationals living in southern Kyrgyzstan.

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Chinese chartered planes bring home 195 nationals from Kyrgyzstan

BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Two Chinese chartered planes carrying 195 Chinese nationals who were evacuated from Kyrgyzstan arrived at an airport in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Chinese government dispatched the two Boeing 737-700 passenger planes late Monday to bring back Chinese nationals living in southern Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic clashes has left more than 120 dead. Full story

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