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China minister hurt in jet crash

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Vice-Minister of Human Resources and Social Security Sun Baoshu was confirmed among the 54 injured in Tuesday night's passenger jet crash that left 42 dead in Yichun city of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, local officials said on Wednesday.

Officials confirmed that 60-year-old Sun, together with 17 officials from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and its provincial departments, was on board and headed for a meeting in Yichun, Xinhua News Agency reported. Most survived but suffered injuries.

"Sun suffered broken bones as well as brain and lung injuries," said Li Jinchang, a doctor with the Yichun No 1 People's Hospital, who operated on Sun overnight.

The doctor said the operation lasted four hours until 2 am on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sun was out of life-threatening danger, Jin Yi, a publicity official of Yichun, told China Daily.

Meanwhile, two officials from the labor and social security bureau in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan province, were killed in the crash, officials with the bureau confirmed on Wednesday.

Bureau chief Hu Changnian and director of the bureau's general office Tang Xinquan were among the dead, according to a list published by the local government.

"We felt very sad when we heard the bad news about 2 am on Wednesday," an official surnamed Wu with the bureau said.

Around 8 am, officials with the bureau and relatives of the two victims rushed to Yichun to deal with the aftermath, Wu said.

Some 20 officials from the National Development and Reform Commission and its nationwide branches were also on board, Caijing magazine reported.


1. How many people died in the crash?

2. How many people were injured?

3. How many officials from the National Development and Reform Commission were on board the aircraft?


1. 42.

2. 54.

3. 20.


(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

China minister hurt in jet crash

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China minister hurt in jet crash

Lee Hannon is Chief Editor at China Daily with 15-years experience in print and broadcast journalism. Born in England, Lee has traveled extensively around the world as a journalist including four years as a senior editor in Los Angeles. He now lives in Beijing and is happy to move to China and join the China Daily team.