President Xi Jinping has ordered “maximum efforts” in search and rescue efforts
Rescue teams have found no survivors from the China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed on Monday with more than 130 people on board, but rescue efforts are still continuing in the Guangxi region of south China.
This has been confirmed by the Chinese authorities, while experts from the Civil Aviation Administration of China have already accessed the place where the aircraft crashed to confirm the identity of the missing and clarify the cause of the accident. In this sense, according to the Xinhua news agency, they have already managed to recover some of the passengers’ belongings.
More than 2,000 people are part of the rescue efforts, for which drones have been deployed. The area comprises about 680,000 square meters, as detailed by one of the team members, Zhan Xueliang, to the aforementioned agency. The drones will also be able to help locate the black boxes of the plane, which was flying between Kunming and Guangzhou.
In addition to other machinery, such as excavators, 30 medical helicopters have also been mobilized to the area of the incident and more than 200 doctors are ready at a local hospital, the CGTN chain has collected.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered “maximum efforts” in search and rescue efforts, while Vice Premier Liu He and State Councilor Wang Yong are in Guangxi to oversee operations.
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