Lao Military plane crash kills 22

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Lao Military plane crash kills 22

Post by maaka » May 17, 2014, 2:05 pm

MSN News..

[i]At least 22 people including the defence minister were killed when a Lao air force plane crashed, officials say.

The victims included three members of the ruling Communist Party's central committee. Three people reportedly survived the crash.

The plane crashed at about 8am in the northeastern province of Xiangkhuang on Laos, killing Defence Minister Duangchay Phichit, who was also a deputy prime minister and member of the party's politburo, a source close to him said.

Also killed were Public Security Minister Thongban Saengaphon, Vientiane Mayor Soukan Mahalat and party propaganda chief Chuang Sombounkhan, sources confirmed.

The group was en route to a ceremony marking the 55th anniversary of the 2nd Battalion's victory over royalist forces.

Laos has been under communist rule since 1975.[/i]


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Lao Military plane crash kills 22

Post by Earnest » May 17, 2014, 3:33 pm

Yes, karma.

News coming through on the BBC now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27452919
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Lao Military plane crash kills 22

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » May 17, 2014, 9:09 pm

Yes, some of my Lao friends have passed on the tragic news but because they wrote in Lao I did not get the whole story.
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Lao Defence Minister killed in Plane crash

Post by wazza » May 17, 2014, 9:28 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-17/a ... sh/5459886

Plus the Mayor of Vientiane

Potentially a few days of mourning and closing of public offices ???

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Lao Defence Minister killed in Plane crash

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » May 17, 2014, 9:36 pm

A thread about this tragedy is already in existence. You should ask a moderator to integrate them.
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