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Asiana crash: Chinese victims were best friends: Report

JIANGSHAN (AFP) - The two teenage Chinese girls killed in a South Korean passenger jet crash in San Francisco were best friends and promising students, reports said Monday, citing grief-stricken classmates and teachers.

Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan studied together at high school in Jiangshan in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Beijing Morning Post said, citing Ms Ye's relatives, who speculated they may have sat in the same row on the plane.

A picture of Ms Wang was stuck in a hedge outside her high school on Monday, surrounded by six white paper lilies and two chrysanthemums, flowers of mourning in China.

In the image, Ms Wang wears her school uniform, smiles for the camera and flashes a V-sign.

Ms Wang, 17, was an active and acclaimed student leader, according to her classmates.

"I feel very depressed after learning the news this morning," said Lu Hao, a fellow student, "She was very friendly to all the classmates."

Ms Wang was good at Chinese calligraphy and painting, and her works hung in the office of her father, who owns a company, the report said.