Part of the plane wreckage
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Laos Deputy PM Douangchay Phichit dies in plane crash

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 Vientian.

Up to 20 people were believed to be on board.

  • 17 May 2014