All the people who were on board the China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane that crashed in China have been declared dead, China Central Television reported on Saturday.

“All 123 passengers and nine crew members of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 were killed,” the statement said.

It is noted that experts have so far been able to identify 120 people by DNA.

Earlier, the Chinese authorities reported that rescuers found no survivors at the crash site.