China plane crash with 132 on-board, probe ordered
Beijing : A Chinese plane reportedly crashed with 132 people on-board in the southern Guangxi province. China's civil aviation administration notified that Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines has crashed with a very less chances of having survivours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shock over the development. "Deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the crash of the passenger flight MU5735 with 132 on board in China’s Guangxi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the crash and their family members," he wrote on twitter.
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong expressed his thanks to PM Modi and said, "Thanks to Prime Minister @narendramodi and Indian friends for your prayers and sympathy for the loss in the air crash. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out search and rescue efforts & proper settlement of the aftermath. Mourn for the victims, deep condolences to their families."
The plane that crashed had 132 people on-board; 123 of them were passengers and nine crew members. The flight was scheduled between Kunming to Guangzhou.
According to local media reports, the plane descended sharply into the mountains and crashed.
President Xi Jinping also expressed shock and ordered a probe in the matter.