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44 passengers, crew killed in Laos plane crash

By The Citizen

All 44 passengers and crew were killed in a Lao Airlines plane on Wednesday.

The plane carrying about 44 passengers crashed in Champasak province in southern Laos due to bad weather, the English language Bangkok Post reported, citing an airline official. The report said there were no immediate details of casualties.

The plane carrying 44 people from the capital Vientiane to the southern town of Pakse when it crashed killing the passengers and crew a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said.