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25 Chinese killed, 3 injured and 3 missing in plane crash

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Twenty-five of the 31 Chinese nationals on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane have been confirmed dead, while three others were injured and another three unaccounted for, Chou Jih-shine (???), vice chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, said Friday. A TransAsia Airways (????) ATR 72 turboprop plane carrying 53 passengers and five crew members crashed into a river in Taipei shortly after taking off on Wednesday, killing 35 people and injuring 15, with eight others unaccounted for as of 4 p.m. Friday. Chou told CNA that he had notified the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, SEF's Chinese counterpart, of the latest information. The 31 Chinese nationals, who were in two tour groups coming from Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian province, plus four independent tourists, were mostly traveling with their families. (By Chou Yi-ling, Kao Chao-fen and Kuo Chung-han)

Updated : 2021-09-25 12:10 GMT+08:00