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POSTED January 9, 2014 8:55 p.m.

 

CLAIM FILED FOR GIRL RUN OVER AFTER PLANE CRASH: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.

In legal forms filed this week in San Francisco, attorneys for the parents of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan say firefighters who first saw the girl after the July 6 crash should have examined her and moved her somewhere safe. Firefighters told investigators they assumed the girl was dead and hurried on toward the damaged aircraft.

An autopsy revealed Yuan was alive before the vehicles hit her.

In all, 304 of the 307 people aboard the plane survived after the airliner slammed into a seawall at the end of a runway during final approach for landing.

The impact ripped off the back of the plane, tossed out three flight attendants and their seats, and scattered pieces of the jet across the runway as it spun and skidded to a stop.

 

CREWS CONTAIN 5-ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE IN SAN JOSE : SAN JOSE  (AP) — Firefighters have contained a massive early morning 5-alarm blaze at a vacant warehouse near Highway 101 in San Jose.

Dozens of firefighters were expected to remain on the scene for hours pouring water on the fire that was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at the warehouse that once occupied several businesses in a mostly industrial area.

Fire officials say fire is believed to have started at the north end as the roof partially collapsed while crews were preventing the blaze from spreading.

 

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