44 Dead, No Survivors in Laos Plane Crash
At least 44 people aboard a domestic flight in Laos were killed when the plane crashed in the south, officials in neighbouring Thailand say.
Seven of the dead are French nationals, officials in Paris said. Thais, Chinese and South Koreans were also killed.
The plane belonging to state-run Lao Airlines came down in the Mekong River on a flight from the capital Vientiane.
It crashed in bad weather just before it was due to land at Pakse airport, Lao Airlines said on its Facebook page.
It said there was no news of any survivors so far.
Thai foreign ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said there were 39 passengers and five crew aboard the plane, citing information from the Thai Embassy in Vientiane.
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