Two 16-year-old Chinese girls were killed in the fiery crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, the airline has confirmed.
The girls have been identified as Ye Meng Yuan and Wang Lin Jia, according to a statement from Asiana Airlines.
Both were students and Chinese nationals, according to airline officials.
The crash left many more passengers injured, with roughly 49 people estimated to be in serious condition, authorities said.
182 of the 307 people aboard the plane suffered some type of injury in the crash and were sent to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
In the statement, Asiana representatives said the company offers its “deepest apologies and condolences.”
Laura Dixon, Bay City News