Vientiane  A Lao air force plane believed to have between 14 and 43 people, including the country’s Deputy Prime Minister on board has crashed in Laos.

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Sek Wannamethee, says he was informed of the accident by Laos authorities. He could not confirm whether there were any fatalities from the crash.

In October 2013, 49 people were killed during a heavy storm on a Lao Airlines ATR-72 turboprop flight to Pakse Airport in the south of the country.

 Anthony Segaert, Correspondent (Asia: Far East)

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