Officials have confirmed that one of the victims of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, Ye Mengyuan, had survived the plane crash at San Francisco Airport but was killed by a fire engine rushing to the scene.
According to The Huffington Post, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said the 16-year-old Chinese student had died of multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle.
A press release emailed to The Huffington Post said Mengyuan was killed by a "Fire Department apparatus."
According to the BBC, the coroner said that it was possible to tell from internal haemorrhaging that Ye was still alive when she was thrown from the plane on to the runway.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said: "It's very difficult and devastating news for all of us."
Three people died as a result of the plane crash and more than 180 people were injured, at least two dozen seriously.
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