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Lao deputy PM dies in plane crash

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Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Douangchay Phichit was confirmed dead in a plane crash early today. 

An AN74-300 military plane went down at around 6.30am in Xiangkhouang province in Northeast Laos, Thai Rath reported, quoting a military source in the country.

Krungthep Turakit also reported besides Lt Gen Douangchay, the victims included Vientiane governor Soukanh Mahalath and Cheuang Sombounkhanh, secretariat of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party's Central Committee and chairman of the Propaganda Training Committee. 

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