Vigil held in LA for victims of Asiana crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California school held a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the two 16-year-old Chinese girls who were killed in the Asiana jetliner crash at San Francisco International Airport.
West Valley Christian School officials say honored Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan on Thursday night with prayers and a choral group’s rendition of “Amazing Grace,” sung in Mandarin.
The girls were aboard the flight that originated in Shanghai and stopped over in Seoul before making the nearly 11-hour trip to San Francisco.
On landing, the plane crash-landed on the runway, killing the teens and injuring 180 others.
The girls were among about three dozen students who were coming to the U.S. for summer camp.
An investigation is ongoing as to whether rescuers may have run over one of the girls.