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Pope Francis Prays For Refugees In Sicily; Stronger Seats Responsible For Increased Survival Of Plane Crashes; At Least 42 Dead After Military Fires On Pro-Morsy Crowd; A Look At War Horse Puppet Star Joey; Andy Murray Becomes First Brit To Win Wimbledon In 77 Years; Hometown Crowds Hold Vigil For Two Girls Killed In Asiana Airlines Crash
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KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. Welcome to News Stream where news and technology meet.
Now one side says they were under attack, the other says they were fired upon. Either way, dozens of supporters of Egypt's deposed president are now dead.
And we'll be live in San Francisco and Jiangshan, China, the home of the two girls killed in a plane crash.
And is this what the cheaper iPhone looks like? We go hands on with what might be a prototype of Apple's latest phone.
The Muslim Brotherhood calls it a bloodbath. At least 40 of its supporters have been shot and killed in Egypt's capital. Hundreds are wounded. It happened early on Monday outside the Republican Guard headquarters. And remember, that location has been a rallying point for supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsy. Now witnesses say the protester had taken a break to say morning prayers when the military and police opened fire.
But the army has a different account. It says an armed terrorist group attacked troops and tried to raid the headquarters.
Now doctors rushed to treat the victims. Many suffered bullet wounds.
Now Karl Penhaul joins us live from a makeshift field hospital. And Karl, can you describe the scene around you?
KARL PENHAUL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kristie, we're a few hundreds yards, in fact, from where that shooting incident took place at dawn this morning. The scene is much calmer now.
If you look here, these men are some of the volunteers. Some of the volunteer doctors and some of the volunteer assistance, they raced here when they heard of the shootings. They're still sitting around, as you can see, in their surgical gloves.
And if you look over here as well, a number of women who have also come to the scene, they are helping out in any way that they can. This lady also has surgical gloves.
We've seen men and women tending to the scores of wounded that we saw coming through this field hospital.
It's a little bit calmer now, but let's take a look at some video that was shot earlier just after that shooting incident took place.
PENHAUL: We've arrived at the back of the mosque now. This is probably the closest position we can get to a vehicle. And we're told there's a makeshift field hospital. And we're trying to get there now.
It's difficult to tell what the scale of that man's injuries were, but again we saw his right leg heavily bandaged. It's chaotic scenes right now.
Got his hand in the victory sign.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can see maybe more injured coming.
Doctors here, Kristie, at this emergency field hospital now tell us that they have recorded 50 -- more than 50 people killed, including eight women. And they're also speaking about more than 1,000 people (inaudible) has given as a similar figure. They say 42 people were killed in this shooting incident. They also say that one member of the police and a member of the interior ministry was killed.
What is differing, however, at this stage is the version of events, how things happened. We talked to multiple eyewitnesses here who say they were fired on by the military. They say they were praying dawn prayers. The police moved in and tear gassed them. And following that, the military opened fire.
Of course a very different version of events from the military. They say they were attacked by what they call a terrorist organization.
But certainly here on the ground, doctors are calling this a massacre, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Very gripping reporting of the makeshift field hospital there. And Karl, today's violence, it will aggravate an already critical situation there. When you talk to pro-Morsy supporters, are they telling you anything about how they're likely to react to what happened earlier today?
PENHAUL: Certainly what these pro-Morsy supporters here in this location are saying is they will not be bowed by this incident. They say that they will stay here, that they will not be moved.
They are approximately 800 meters from the Republican Guard headquarters. That is, of course, where they believe the deposed president is still being held.
But also, outside the Morsy camp, this incident is also causing political fracture lines, because we've already heard from the Nour Party, that's one of the ultraconservative salafi parties that initially backed the military coup last week. They have now said that they are suspending negotiations to help name an interim government and an interim cabinet.
We're not sure what their long-term project will be, but certainly they also have been shocked by these killings. They want a clarification.
We've heard also in the last few moments that the interim president has said that he will organize a panel of judges to investigate what happened.
Of course right now, though, the military is the ultimate arbiter of politics here in Egypt right now. Difficult to say whether those judges really will be independent -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Major ramifications, political and otherwise, to the killings that happened earlier today. Karl Penhaul joining us live from a makeshift hospital there in Cairo. Thank you, Karl.
And it has been five days since Egypt's military ousted Mohamed Morsy. And the country continues to see demonstrations by for and against the former president.
Ben Wedeman has this look at the divisions.
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's a battle being played out in the streets. Opposing demonstrations where the only common element is passionate conviction.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are the right and they are the one. You have know that and have the world know we're not a terrorist. We're not a terrorist. We're here to save Tahrir Square, just as -- to protest against a terrorist regime.
WEDEMAN: Hatred for the Muslim Brotherhood called simply (inaudible), runs deep amongst Morsy's opponents as does anger at the United States for its perceived ambivalence over his ouster.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're not trying to get into Tahrir Square. They are using weapons, they are killing people. And we are on the edge of a civil war because of the U.S. support to Tehran, and because of the U.S. deport to terrorism. What's going on now is that we have peaceful protest for more than four days to oust the president. The fascist president of the fascist the group of MD.
WEDEMAN: Passion mirrored on the other side.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No one is going to take our votes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A legitimate election.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Then it's just --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All the people have approved this election --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Legitimacy, he's our legitimate president. How can he take this from us?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He is a legal president. And these are our people. They are also Egyptians.
WEDEMAN: Huge numbers turned out over the last week demanding then celebrating the ouster of Mohamed Morsy. But the powerful Muslim Brotherhood is taking is lying down.
(On camera): For more than the 80 years, the Muslim Brotherhood struggled under successive regimes. Its members pursued, persecuted and imprisoned. Now one year they had a taste of power and they've lost it. But they're not about to go quietly into the night.
(Voice-over): Both sides digging in, there seems little room for compromise.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Either heaven or to die here.
WEDEMAN: For one Morsy supporter the choice is stark. Either democracy or Taliban, he says. The message, either the ballot box or the bullet.
Ben Wedeman, CNN, Cairo.
LU STOUT: Egypt's political crisis has deepened. And talks to form an interim government has stalled. And the conservative al Nour Party has pulled out of negotiations after Monday's violence.
Now over the weekend, it objected to making this man the interim Prime Minister. Mohamed ElBaradei had been set to be sworn in on Saturday before this sudden retraction. Now he's been nominated as vice president instead.
ElBaradei has condemned the violence in Cairo and called for an independent investigation saying peaceful transition is the only way.
Now the prime minister's post may go to this man, instead. State TV says Ziad Bahadd el Din is being considered for the job. But political consensus is needed. And now that looks unlikely.
A presidential spokesman says that there is no specific deadline for announcing a new government. Local media previously reported it was due within 24 hours.
Now the pilot of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday had never landed a Boeing 777 at that airport. And this is just one of the many revelations coming to light after the crash that killed two teenage girls and sent 182 to hospital.
The San Francisco Fire Department is also investigating whether one of the girls was run over by an emergency services vehicle.
This amateur video was obtained exclusively by CNN. It shows the moment Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed. Cockpit voice and flight recorders show that the plane was coming in too slow and too low. The pilots apparently tried to abort the landing seconds before the plane slammed into the seawall at the end of the runway.
Now the impact sheared the plane's tail off and the rest of it spun down the runway before finally coming to a stop.
Asiana Airlines has identified the two girls who were killed in the crash as Ye Mengyuan (ph) and Wang Lijian. Now their bodies were found on the runway next to the burning plane. Both were 16-years-old and were with a group of Chinese students headed for a summer camp at a Christian school near Los Angeles. Now the girls come from Jiangshan in China's eastern Zhejiang Province.
Our David McKenzie is there. He joins us now live.
And David, what more have you learned there about these two young victims?
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, what we've learned is that they were well loved in this community. I'm actually standing, Kristie, at a vigil that's been held, mostly by the teenagers of this small city here in eastern China. They're really feeling the sadness here and the loss for two young women who really had a very bright future. Both of these girls, both Wang and Ye, were very successful at their high school. They had leadership position. They were dreaming of going to colleges in the U.S. in one case.
We went to the high school, spoke to some of the parents of the survivors. They said they were woken up in the middle of the night with phone calls saying we're OK. They didn't even know that there'd been this terrible crash.
There's a sense of loss. The teenagers were lighting candles earlier behind me, letting up Chinese lanterns into the sky.
The people here feel that they're angry that this happened, but they also feel that at least 30-odd members survived, some of them walked away from that deadly crash, but certainly a lot of sadness here about these two young women -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: And you're there witnessing a vigil in the hometown of these two young women whose lives were lost as a result of this terrible crash. People there in their hometown all throughout China have been expressing their sorrow, their condolences.
Could you tell us more about the scene behind you and what kind of reaction have you heard among those who made the decision to go there and be part of this vigil?
MCKENZIE: Well, they -- I mean, it's just a part of modern China, really, Kristie. You'd know very well, people put out the word on a Twitter-like site called Weibo. The students from the school just put out a word on the Internet asking people come to this spot, to this gate behind me and we will have this vigil. It was all just almost like spontaneous feeling of grief that they wanted to express for these two young women.
There were teenagers crying, telling us that they miss these young girls, that they had a bright future.
You know, there's a real sense here that what they could have achieved cannot be achieved. The principle, the headmaster of the school, we tried to talk to him several times, but he was just too emotional, in fact, to talk to us.
One of the parents of the survivors said, really, he's so glad that his son is OK, but he does feel almost guilt that they all survived. And just two out of this enormous plane of people were killed and that they both are from this one high school, this elite high school in eastern China. The two casualties is especially cruel.
LU STOUT: It's incredible, isn't it, these feelings of both guilt and terrible, terrible sadness. A devastating loss.
David McKenzie joining us live from Jiangshan, China. Thank you.
Now as David just mentioned, the crash continues to be a very trending topic on China's microblogs as people express their sadness over the loss. In fact, the hashtag #boeing777 crash has been used on millions of posts on Sino Weibo.
One user rights, "these kids were so young. Their poor families."
There's been broad sympathy online for the parents of Ye Mengyuang and Wang Lijian. Some Weibo users like this one are also using the tragedy to hit out at China's one-child policy, quote, "now that the child is gone, her parents' last hope is also gone. If they had two or three children, it would at least be a bit better for her parents."
Now an official apology posted on Sino Weibo by Asiana also sparks some debate. And an unfounded rumor that the plane had been flown by an intern.
Now still to come, you're watching News Stream. Up next, a small town in Canada is completely devastated by a train derailment and explosion. We'll have the latest on the disaster in the province of Quebec where people are desperately searching for their family and their friends.
And later, it looks like an iPhone, but could cost just a fraction of the price. We'll show you what could be Apple's long rumored cheaper alternative.
And victory at last for Britain at Wimbledon. Andy Murray ends the country's 77 year drought, winning the All England Club's top prize.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now 40 people are still unaccounted for after a train carrying crude oil derailed, crashed and exploded Saturday morning in Canada. At least five people were killed.
It happened in the small town of Lac-Megantic in he province of Quebec. And the explosion leveled dozens of homes and buildings. As Paula Newton reports, officials are warning that some of the missing may never be found.
PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): For too many, there was simply no escape. An inferno so intense it incinerated everything in the path.
Minutes before the unmanned runaway train pulling 72 tankers filled with crude oil went careening into the town of Lac-Megantic, derailed with unimaginable consequences. Earth-shaking explosions followed, a fire burning for a full 36 hours.
The devastation was apocalyptic; the silence ominous. There was no word of sons and daughters who never made it home. Friends and family that, yes, vanished. Town officials say some were likely vaporized by the sheer intensity of the blaze.
BENOIT RICHARD, QUEBEC FORCE POLICE SPOKESMAN: Of course, we are working hand in hand with the coroner's office and with the victim unit from (inaudible) Quebec to talk with the families. All of the bodies were transported to the Montreal forensics to be expertised.
NEWTON: The fire utterly consumed the very heart of this town in every way. Waiting for word of the missing has been excruciating.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are numb. We are just numb.
NEWTON: Canada's prime minister, Steven Harper, toured the devastation and foreshadowed the grim new that is sure to come.
STEVEN J. HARPER, CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER: But I know there is going to be waves of emotion over the next few weeks as the extent of this -- and this is a very big disaster in human terms -- as the extent of this becomes increasingly obvious.
NEWTON: The Montreal Main and Atlantic Railway Company, the American owners of the train, said in a statement that after the crew parked the locomotive for the night, the air brakes likely failed, leaving a lethal load to barrel its way into town, crashing just a few feet from where people were enjoying a warm summer's night.
Paula Newton, CNN, Lac-Magantic, Quebec.
LU STOUT: Now radical cleric Abu Qatada started a fresh legal battle in Jordan just hours after he was deported from Britain. The deportation that took years and cost millions has some British lawmakers renewing their call for change to the deportation laws. ITN's Romilly Weeks has this report.
ROMILLY WEEKS, ITV NEWS CORRESPONDENT: In the dead of night, time finally ran out for Britain's least welcome resident. These were Abu Qatada's last steps on British soil as he boarded a jet at RAF Northolt on a one-way ticket to Jordan. And this, his last look at the country which has been trying to get rid of him for almost a decade.
DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: It's an issue that, like the rest of the country, has made my blood boil that this man who has no right to be in our country, who is a threat to our country and it took so long and it was so difficult to deport him. But we've done it. He's back in Jordan. That's excellent news.
WEEKS: Arriving in Jordan, the cleric once dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, was driven to court to be charged with involvement in terrorist attacks. His father waiting outside, had this surprising view.
MAHMOUD OTHMAN ABU OMAR, ABU QATADA'S FATHER (through translator): Everything is fine and they might release him after some days. Thanks god.
WEEKS: That would be an extraordinary twist in this saga. And for the near future at least this Jordanian prison is Qatada's new home.
The home secretary, who struck a deal with Jordan to secure the extradition, now wants to make sure no one can manipulate the British legal process in the same way.
THERESA MAY, BRITISH HOME SECRETARY: We need to make changes to our appeals processes, which we will do later this year in the immigration bill that the government is bringing forward. Because I'm clear that we need to make sure that in the future we can deport people more quickly.
WEEKS: There was a lot riding on Theresa May being able to finally deliver the deportation of a man who has been a thorn in the side of no less than five home secretaries. Now that Abu Qatada is back in Jordanian hands, there's relief, but also a determination to tighten the law so that the British government could never be in such a position of weakness again.
Romilly Weeks, ITV News, Westminster.
LU STOUT: Now there is a rumor that Apple is working on a low cost iPhone. And this could be what it looks like. Coming up next on News Stream, we'll show you what is believed to be the cheaper iPhone prototype.
LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you are back watching News Stream.
So is this the new low cost iPhone? On the left is the current iPhone 5 and on the right is what the blog Techdy tells us is a prototype of a new iPhone.
Now rumors have long suggested that Apple is working on a cheaper budget phone. Now the Wall Street Journal reported in April that it could come out this year.
So what else do we know about it? Well, the most striking element is the back. It is made of plastic, unlike the metallic iPhone 5. It is virtually the same size as the iPhone 5, but it is very slightly thicker and wider.
Now the prototype we saw did not have any internal parts, so we can tell you whether it works or not.
Techdy says they got it from Apple parts supplies in Taiwan. We have no way of confirming whether or not this is the real thing, but it does match leaked pictures we've seen online.
And leaks have happened before. Now we bought this, a wooden mock-up of the iPad Mini before Apple unveiled it. And it's almost an exact match.
Now, you've probably heard about the dangers of texting while driving. It is illegal in some parts of the world. But what about texting while walking? As Elizabeht Cohen shows us, this kind of double task also has its pitfalls.
ELIZABETH COHEN, CNN MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: You're walking, you're walking, and bam, you're hurting. That's the danger of talking or texting on your cell phone while walking.
DR. RAHUL SHARMA, NYU MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM: It's an epidemic.
COHEN: Watch as this lady is so focused on her phone, she stumbles into a fountain.
This woman falls 20 feet into a sink hole.
This man is so distracted on his cell, he doesn't see a bear coming at him.
This woman fell off this pier. The Coast Guard had to rescue her.
BONNIE MILLER, FELL OFF PIER WHILE TEXTING: I feel really embarrassed. And I'm just so grateful to be alive.
COHEN: Now a new study of emergency rooms say distracted walking injuries increased nearly 600 percent from 2005 to 2010. People dislocated shoulders, broke arms and legs, got concussions, and worse. A patient at this New York City hospital ended up in a coma.
SHARMA: There was a young lady who was texting while she was crossing the street and got hit by a car.
COHEN: In just minutes, our cameras caught dozens of distracted walkers.
This guy was so absorbed by his text, we followed him for half a block before he noticed us.
(on camera): We're doing a story about distracted walking.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. I guess I'm doing that right now.
COHEN: Are you guilty as charged?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
COHEN: The solution, of course, is stand still while you text, preferably off to the side. Easier said than done.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're not going to stop and text and walk again. You'll never get anywhere that way.
LU STOUT: Elizabeth Cohen reporting there.
You're watching News Stream. And after the break, we'll take you back to Cairo. It has been a deadly morning for pro-Morsy protesters, and that has Egypt on edge and each side blames the other for the bloodshed.
LU STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong, you're watching News Stream and these are your world headlines.
Now Egypt's interim leader has ordered an investigation into the violent clash outside Republican Guard headquarters, that's according to state television. Witnesses say the military opened fire on pro-Morsy protesters as they prayed, but the army says it was attacked. At least 42 people were killed and hundreds wounded.
A coroner in California says one of the two teenagers killed when an airliner crashed on landing in San Francisco may have been run over by an emergency vehicle rushing to the scene. Now the Boeing 777 broke apart when its tail struck a runway on the approach to landing. Almost 200 passengers were injured.
Lac-Megantic's 36 hour inferno is over. Firefighters in the eastern Canadian town have finally put out oil-fed blazes caused by Saturday's train derailment and explosion. At least five people were killed and 40 are missing.
Now Pope Francis has traveled by boat to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. And there he called for an end to indifference concerning the plight of refugees. The pontiff prayed for migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach the tiny island's shore.
Now let's return now to our top story, the violence in Cairo, Egypt. Reza Sayah is standing by. He joins us now live. And Reza, tell us more about the violence this morning. What happened? Why did the Egyptian military, the security forces, open fire on these Morsy supporters?
REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kristie, there's all sorts of questions, all sorts of unknowns, a lot of people eager to hear from the armed forces. They had scheduled a press conference for 2:30 PM local time. That's right now. But we just learned they've postponed it to 3:00 pm, that's in about 30 minutes. And we'll certainly bring that to you.
But a lot of people were anxious to see where this conflict was headed. And based on what we saw this morning, there's all sorts of indications that it's headed in a very, very bloody path.
This was a clash that took place between supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsy and security forces. It happened before dawn in front of the presidential guard headquarters. This is the place that Mr. Morsy is reportedly being held in custody.
All sorts of conflicting reports -- who fired first, who started it. The armed forces saying it was a group of armed terrorists who started it. They've released video purportedly showing protesters firing on security officers.
Then you have the protesters who deny that claim. They say they were unarmed. They say it was security forces who fired first. They've come out with their own video showing soldiers firing onto the crowd.
We're working hard to verify exactly what happened. The press conference, hopefully by the armed forces, will help.
The aftermath of this was bloody and chaotic. Hundreds of the victims rushed to a nearby field hospital. Many of the fatalities placed on the ground covered with blankets.
And we're already seeing the fallout from this. The ultraconservative Islamist Nour Party, this was a party that's so critical in this coalition that's charged with establishing a transitional government, they've pulled out, suspended talks. They've condemned this incident.
So again, the repercussions, Kristie, starting to come in. The president, the interim president Adly Mansour, has called for an investigation.
LU STOUT: Yeah. And we're hoping to get some answers, or the beginning of some answers from that press conference as you mentioned take place 30 minutes from now.
You also mentioned the political ramifications of today's violence. And of course the sense of tension in Egypt must be heightened as well. What is the mood on the street? Is Cairo bracing for even more violence, more clashes to come?
SAYAH: I think you feel a lot of anxiety, you feel a lot of uncertainty. Certainly a few days ago, there was celebrations. Millions of Egyptians happy that President Morsy, the former President Morsy was ousted and they were on their way seemingly to establishing a transitional government that would lead to a new government. Many were hoping this transition would be easy. But clearly there are all sorts of indications that it's not going to be easy, that there are many Egyptians, supporters of Mr. Morsy, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, even some supporters of the democratic process who have put up a big obstacle in front of this transition. They don't like what happening.
And the question is, where do things go from here? Can someone step in between these two sides and ease this conflict, get all sides to agree with something.
If some kind of offer is made to the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of the ousted president, will they accept it? Seemingly, the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of the president, they play a key role. Is there any way that they will back down for the sake of stability here in Egypt? Or do they see themselves as fighting for their political lives. Do they dig in and respond with some sort of escalation to what happened this morning?
All sorts of unknowns is adding to the tension here, Kristie.
LU STOUT: That's right, we're waiting to see how the Muslim Brotherhood will respond to special events that took place this morning. Egypt is on edge. Tension is even higher there.
I mean, as such, when you look out on the streets across the capital, have you seen a stepping up of security?
SAYAH: Certainly we have. Here in Tahrir Square, elsewhere in Egypt, you are seeing security forces, police forces and military forces mobilized, because they anticipate the potential of more clashes. There are sit-ins that continue in support of Mr. Morsy. Tahrir Square, you have opponents of Mr. Morsy who are still out here.
And in this charged atmosphere, certainly there is the possibility of again of elements within these two factions crossing paths and the clashes starting all over again, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Reza Sayah, a very tense day indeed. Reza joining us live from Cairo, thank you.
Let's get more now on one of our other top stories today. The crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214. 307 passengers were on the plane when the landing went horribly wrong. And two people, both 16-year-old girls from China, were killed.
Now officials were trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. Miguel Marquez reports.
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): 11:34 a.m., Asiana Flight 214 had been in the air just over 10 hours. Passengers report the pilot increased engine power seconds before crashing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It seemed like we were a little high and we could see the tarmac down below us. So, we were coming down kind of sharp. And right when it started to coast for the landing, all the sudden the engine was -- like he sped up like the pilot knew he was short.
MARQUEZ: The plane's tail struck the sea wall at very start of the runway, 28 left, the tail disintegrated, the engine on the left wing disappeared. The plane whipping sideways across the runway. Witnesses report hearing an explosion, then a large fire ball.
The plane's fuselage mostly intact finally came to a stop. The right engine next to the fuse large was smoking.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The back end flies up into the air and everybody's head goes up to the ceiling. And then it just kind of drifts a little bit for about 300 yards, tips over, fire starts, everybody is pushing the doors out.
MARQUEZ: From the violent landing, passengers started to emerge.
On this video shot by a witness in the terminal, you can see the plane's emergency chutes deployed and people using them to get off the plane. In this video from passenger David Eun, a Samsung executive, it shows people, some of them even holding onto their bags as they staggered from the plane.
His tweet is shocking as the incident itself. "I just crash landed at SFO. Tail Ripped off. Everyone seems fine. I'm OK. Surreal." Witnesses shocked that anyone could survive.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It just kept sliding and sliding and sliding. And it finally stopped. And you could see how the fuselage kept buckling and buckling many times. I'm surprised it didn't come part altogether. And it was unreal.
MARQUEZ: Helicopter pictures show the trail of destruction, the impact on the stone embankment at the runway's beginning. One set of landing gear, wheels, the plane stabilizer, the very tip of the tail, debris from the plane littering the runway.
Officials say there was no sign of trouble before the plane crashed. The weather -- ideal, a clear day. They were using visual flight rules to land.
Pilots say that landing at San Francisco International can be tricky. The Google Earth image shows the final approach. The runway 28 left and right, close to each other, the runway starting right at the water's edge.
LU STOUT: And that was Miguel Marquez reporting.
Now the National Transportation Safety Board have released a series of photographs of the Asiana Airlines crash site. And here, you can see an NTSB officer standing next to the Boeing 777's tail fin. It was ripped off when the plane hit the seawall at the start of the San Francisco airport runway.
And here, we have a look inside the cabin after the crash. You can see the oxygen masks dangling from the ceiling and the seats in disarray. Some have collapsed.
Now 123 of the 307 people on board the Asiana Airlines flight walked away uninjured. Aviation experts say that has a lot to do with improved airplane design, including stronger seats.
Pamela Brown has more.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, it's an accident.
PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORREPSONDENT: After seeing this shocking video of Asiana flight 214 crash landing, it's remarkable how many passengers exited the aircraft unharmed.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my god.
BROWN: But did the location of passenger seats on board the airplane leave some safer than others? In an analysis done on 20 crashes between 1971 and 2007, data showed those sitting closest to the cockpit are the least safe with a survival rate of 49 percent. 56 percent in the middle section of the plane survive. And the rear cabin had a 69 percent survival rate. In this case, the plane landed short of the runway, ripping off the tail. Authorities say the two Chinese teens killed in the crash were sitting in the back half of the plane.
KEVIN HIATT, CEO, FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION: I would love to say that you could sit in the tail of the aircraft and you might be safer, but we've seen now in this particular event the tail struck on the arrival. We've seen the first class section of aircraft get hit, we've seen fire erupt in the middle part of the cabin. Really, there's no specific safest place to sit in the aircraft.
BROWN: Your best bet, according to aviation experts, sit as close to the exit row as possible.
Last year, the Discovery Channel crashed a jetliner in a remote area on purpose, rigging it with cameras so that scientists could learn how to improve flight safety even further. One big improvement over the last decade, stronger seats.
HIATT: The seats have gone from a 9G to a 16G rating, which means 16 times the strength of gravity. When the seats don't move around inside the aircraft when it comes upon an impact, the survivability is much greater.
LU STOUT: All right, you're watching News Stream. And coming up next, we have the latest from our Art of Movement series. Now this puppet, it breaths, it cantors, it even gallops. And critics are calling Joey, the star of War Horse, the most accomplished puppet ever made for the stage. We go behind the scenes to find out how Joey was brought to life.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now there's no horsing around with Joey, the star puppet of London's West End hit War Horse. Now the show has attracted almost 4 million viewers to date. And on this month's Art of Movement, Nick Glass finds out how Joeys' handlers replicated movements of horses to bring the puppet to life.
NEIL CURRY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Is Joey, the star of War Horse, the most accomplished puppet ever made for the stage? Most nights of the week, he springs into life manned by three puppeteers, and we, the audience, suspend belief and accept him as a living, breathing creature.
On stage alone with Joey, I intuitively approach as I would a real horse, man and beast, two strangers meeting in an open field, feeling each other out.
Joey is simply a wonder horse. He was only meant to have a six week canter at London's National Theater. Six years later, he gallops on and on, on stages around the world.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One, two, three, four. One, two, three four. If he goes faster, it goes into a trot, which is a two rhythm. One, two. One, two. One, two. And if he speeds up even more, he goes into a faster four count, which is galloping. And that's -- and the...
CURRY: That's amazing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's beautiful, isn't he? Again, six years and I still get butterflies when I see that.
CURRY: Joey was designed and made by a specialist puppet company in Cape Town, South Africa. They had already hyena, chimpanzee and giraffe puppets for their own productions. And just like the others, Joey had to be light and flexible.
His spine is aluminum. The rest of him came plywood and fabric along with a full pulleys and bike levers.
The big challenge was to make him realistic, to make him apparently think, react and feel on stage. And to achieve that, micro movement, as they call it, was crucial.
BASIL JONES, HANDSPRING PUPPET COMPANY: The smallest twitch of the ear, to the smallest twitch of the tail, little shutters of the skin, all those things are really important in making meaning. So one of the things we say to the puppeteers be really careful about any odd movement, because the audience is hungry to read the movement all the time.
ADRIAN KOHLER, HANDSPRING PUPPET COMPANY: The watershed moment in the designing of the ears was discovering how to make 180 degree movement out of the ear only controlled by this much finger movement that the puppeteer has. And basically reinvented an ancient old watch mechanism by mistake and founded it. And she worked very nicely.
CURRY: Three puppeteers, each operate a different part of Joey -- the head, the heart and the hind. But crucially, they must somehow perform and move as one.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah, as soon as we get into the horse, we start to breathe together off state, before we come on stage.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sometimes, I know it sounds weird, but it feels like you kind of morph into the horse, like veins come out of your body, go into the puppet and you just -- you are one.
CURRY: Breathing was crucial to bringing Joey to life.
KOHLER: When I watched real horses, their lungs expand sideways. And I knew that wouldn't be very visible on the stage, so I cheated. The front manipulator of the horse can lower and raise the chest. And the audience absolutely buys it. They don't mind that it doesn't go sideways as long as they can see it, it's fine.
Puppetry is handmade, puppetry is low tech. When we go to the cinema these days and you watch a very high tech film, an element of surprise and magic that is missing. And I think that the puppet asks the audience to provide that.
LU STOUT: That was so incredibly lifelike.
Now you are watching News Stream. And just ahead, Britains are basking in an Andy Murray afterglow. We speak to the new Wimbledon champ about his big win.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now the saying goes, "victory is sweet." And Brits all around the world are savoring Andy Murray's win at Wimbledon.
The 26-year-old defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday. In doing so, he became the first Briton in 77 years to win the men's single's title at the All England Club. And you've got to listen to this...
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LU STOUT: Fans in Murray's hometown of Dunblane, Scotland absolutely ecstatic over his Wimbledon win. It was a sentiment echoed across Britain.
Now let's take you to where it all happened. Our Amanda Davies is at Wimbledon's fabled Centre Court. She joins us now. And Amanda, you got to speak to Andy Murray. How is he taking it all in?
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Oh, Kristie. Yeah, welcome to Centre Court. This is where it all happened just over -- well, under 24 hours ago.
It was on that grass that Andy Murray that Andy Murray sank to his knees and then kissed court when he made history, as you said, to become the first British man to win here for 77 years.
The royal boxes just over there to my left-hand side where there British prime minister David Cameron was sitting, where Manchester United's Wayne Rooney was watching on and Victoria Beckham.
Andy Murray, himself though, really hasn't had very much time to take it in, to enjoy it. He went straight from here last night to the winner's ball. He then said he had less than an hour's sleep before waking up this morning and doing the rounds of breakfast television and radio interviews.
He had a photo call outside the Fred Perry statue.
He's then going to a sponsor's event.
He's then going on to Downing Street a little bit later on this afternoon to meet up with David Cameron.
But he did manage to spare me and the CNN cameras a couple of minutes of his time. And I began by asking him what his thought was when he woke up this morning.
DAVIES: Congratulations. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
ANDY MURRAY, 2013 WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: I don't really know. I mean, I woke up -- I only slept about an hour last night. So, you know, it was just -- I was just happy it happened, really. You know, that's the one worry you have before you go to bed, you know, that you wake up and it's actually not true.
But yeah, I was obviously very happy and relieved to have finally done it.
DAVIES: I don't know whether you've had a chance to see these papers this morning. When you see front page after front page after front page after -- with all these pictures, headlines, how does that make you feel?
MURRAY: I think that's the one -- I mean, yesterday after the match it kind of sunk in quite quickly that I had won Wimbledon. But I think my -- how big an event it was, I think that's going to take a few days to sink in, because I don't read any of the papers, or watch TV or anything during the tournament, because of stuff like that. So I don't get ahead of myself or kind of get sidetracked. So, you know, I'll see a bit of it the next few days, but yeah, it's obviously a big, big story.
DAVIES: Kristie, it will never be taken away from Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon men's champion. His name is up on the board inside here at the All England Club. They're taking down the Wimbledon paraphernalia, the covers have been folded up. And there's now talk that maybe Andy Murray might be in line for a knighthood.
LU STOUT: Incredible. And I loved his reaction to your question about how he's feeling after the big win. One word, relief.
Now Amanda, Andy Murray, we know he has competed in Wimbledon many times before. So what happened now? What gave him the edge this time around?
DAVIES: Well, Kristie, he has been around for a very long time. And it's easy to forget that. I think now he's had on his side experience, confidence, and of course Ivan Lendl, the eight time Grand Slam winner who has been his coach since December 2011.
Murray was in the final here, of course last year. There was incredible pressure, because he was the first Englishman in a final for 70 odd years. And he was beaten pretty soundly by Roger Federer then.
And when I was speaking to him earlier, he said that actually those few weeks after that Wimbledon defeat last year were some of the most important of his career when he had a chance to sit back and reflect on everything that had happened.
He then came back and won Olympic gold on this very court, beating Roger Federer just a few weeks later. And then of course went on to win that first grand slam title at the U.S. Open later last -- late last year as well.
So he's got the extra experience. He's got the confidence. And the question now is how many more can he go on to win?
LU STOUT: But at the moment, he could just savor the win there at Wimbledon. Amanda Davies joining us live from Centre Court, thank you Amanda.
Now, Andy Murray hasn't just been speaking to CNN this Monday, he's been answering fans' questions on Twitter as well. Now users put their queries to him by the hashtag #AskAndy.
Now Jade wanted to know how the Wimbledon champ would describe the feeling of winning in one word. And you heard just then he answered relief.
Now asked what inspired him to get into tennis, he said it was his parents' love for the sport.
And check this out, one user asked if Murray had slept with the Wimbledon trophy in bed to him and his answer no, but maybe the trophy will get lucky tonight.
Now finally, there is a storm heading for the Chinese coast. Let's get details now with Samantha Moore. She's standing by at the world weather center -- Samantha.
SAMANTHA MOORE, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: Good morning.
Boy we're talking about -- I should say good evening. Things are looking rather warm across much of Europe. We'll talk about that storm in just a second. Look how warm it was -- 29.5 degrees outside of Wimbledon as the folks tried to keep their cool by keeping their feet submerged in a pond.
Boy, take a look at this heat, too. The average is 22, so we are well above average as we head into the next few days.
And in Brighton, we're talking about folks heading to the coast to cool off in the water, because it is heating up. Look at this, some of these temperatures several degrees above average across much of Spain, especially in Portugal. And these temperatures are going to continue with high pressure in place, causing that air to sink. That warms the air as it sinks. So 5 to 10 degrees above average across much of Spain, Portugal, on into France. And those temperatures will continue to be on the rise as we head into the next few days.
You have to find some ways to stay well hydrated and keep your cool.
Same thing here across Japan where the heat is on. Folks having to cool off here, temperatures well above average as well as this heat wave continues in places like Tokyo. So we're going to see the heat continue to build here as we head into the next few days.
So, we're seeing a lot of pictures coming like this coming to us out of Tokyo as the kids are trying to keep their cool in the fountain outside. It's a great way to do it. Look at that smile. I just love that as he's trying to cool off.
OK, now we're to the tropics. I wanted to make sure we can get to this tropical storm formed yesterday, last evening. It's Tropical Storm Soulik. Right now those max sustained winds around 85 kilometers per hour. It's north-northeast of Guam, moving to the west at 35 kilometers per hour. So we're expecting it to strengthen. Could be a typhoon by tomorrow afternoon. Continuing to move off to the west with a little bit of a northerly component.
So it's looking like by the time we get to the end of the week, we're talking about those winds increasing along the eastern coast of China and the rain definitely could be a real issue, especially in these islands between Taiwan and Japan. They're going to be in the crosshairs probably around Thursday as this storm continues to strengthen and approach that Eastern Coast of China. So we'll certainly let you know the details as that happens, Kristie.
LU STOUT; Yeah, that is certainly one to watch. Samantha Moore there, thank you.
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