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Beijing Ferrari crash passengers' identities partially revealed

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 October, 2012, 8:40am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 October, 2012, 10:59am


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In its latest issue, Hong Kong-based news magazine Asia Weekly writes that the two young women in the vehicle when Ling Gu, son of high-level Communist Party official Ling Jihua, died upon impact after crashing his Ferrari on March 18 this year were Tashi Dolma (Zhaxi Zhuoma), daughter of a deputy director of the Qinghai Provincial Public Security Department, and Yang Ji, then a student at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, reportedly the daughter of a well-known living Buddha also from Qinghai.

According to Asia Weekly, Yang passed away unexpectedly last month despite showing signs of positive recovery from the serious injuries she sustained in the accident. The magazine claims both the women are ethnic Tibetans and were each 25 years old at the time of the accident.


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