13 Jul 2013

Third death from Asiana air crash

3:05 pm on 13 July 2013

A third person from the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport died in hospital on Friday.

Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital said the girl, a Chinese national, had been in critical condition since the crash last Saturday.

Two teenage girls from China died in the crash landing of a Boeing 777. They 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.

The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco has confirmed that the latest death was also that of a Chinese national.

More than 180 other people were injured