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Plane crash in Laos kills national defence minister

A Laotian plane carrying high-ranking government officials on Saturday crashed in Xiang Kuang province of Laos, reportedly killing national defence minister and wife.

Latest report claimed that there were three survivors.

It was reported that Defence Minister Douangchae Phichit was among the victims of the crash.

Thai Foreign Ministry said AN 74-300 aircraft was on its way to Xiang Kuang carrying the minister and other senior government officials to attend a ceremony in the province when it crashed at 6.15am.

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