Chinese rescue teams are continuing their search in Dengxian County in hopes of finding the survivors of the 133 people aboard the ship. The plane of China Eastern Airlines crashed in the mountains of southern Guangxi province on Monday.
The plane, en route from Kunming, the capital of the southwestern province of Yunnan, to the port city of Guangdong, usually crashed from a height just before landing, beginning its descent. At this time, no official evidence has clarified whether foreigners traveled on this device.
The incident caused wildfires in the area, making it difficult for rescue teams to reach due to its rugged terrain and remote location. State media have pointed out that the possibility of casualties for everyone on board could not be ruled out.
The People’s Liberation Army (Chinese Army) has mobilized 80 troops to help with the rescue efforts, including more than 700 firefighters from the local province and 500 from the neighboring province of Guangdong. Once the fire was extinguished, rescue crews were able to get closer to the scene of the incident and place markers where the remains were found.
The stock market crashed and about 19,000 flights were canceled
A plane crash in China since 2010 has killed at least 44 people in a crash in Yichuan (northeast), depleting the stock market value of the aircraft operating China Eastern.
The company was down 5.98% on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and 4.36% on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
A few hours after the incident, China Eastern ordered all equipment on the model of the crashed plane to remain on the ground until further information about what happened was available. That means 19,000 flights scheduled to operate across China this Tuesday have been canceled.
Similar measures have been taken by the airport in the southern city of Kunming, where the damaged plane took off, canceling about 60% of flights scheduled for the day.
For his part, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an investigation to quickly clarify both the causes of the crash and other possible security issues.
In the wake of the tragic plane crash in Guangxi, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Connell Bermud expressed his deepest condolences to the people and government of the People’s Republic of China.
The president wrote on his Twitter account that Cuba, which suffered a similar catastrophe nearly four years ago, stands united with the families and friends of the victims.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the people and government of the People’s Republic of China in the wake of the tragic plane crash in Guangxi. # CubaCondolences to the families and friends of the victims who suffered a similar disaster nearly four years ago. pic.twitter.com/3iJw6wUJt1
– Miguel Diaz-Colonel Bermudas (DiazCanelB) March 22, 2022
(With information General)
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