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Lao Airlines jet crashes into Mekong River

/ 09:12 PM October 16, 2013

BANGKOK — A Lao Airlines plane from Vientiane plunged into Mekong River in Laos’ Champasak province on Wednesday, Spring News TV reported.

There were 44 passengers and crew members in the flight.

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The Agence France-Presse, citing the Thai foreign ministry, reported that at least five people were killed.

The crash took place in Ponethong district of Champasak which is opposite Pakse district. With a report from AFP

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