Laos Deputy Prime Minister Dies in Plane Crash

by Editor | May 18, 2014 2:39 am

BBC – Laos Defence Minister and Deputy PM Douangchay Phichit has been killed along with other senior officials in a plane crash.

The military aircraft came down in a wooded area of the northern province of Xiangkhouang, nearly 500km (311 miles) from the capital Vientiane.

The Laotian news agency and the Thai foreign ministry said the minister and his wife had died in the crash.

Up to 20 people were believed to be on board.

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