PAKSE - A body wearing a PTT Plc uniform was found in the Mekong River and the identity verified on Wednesday as the remains of the missing fifth Thai passenger on the Lao Airlines plane that crashed near Pakse on Oct 16.
Russ Jalichandra, the Thai consul-general in Savannakhet, said on Wednesday the body of Nipol Mengsee was found and recovered about 1pm while divers and rescue workers were salvaging wreckage of the crashed ATR 72-600 aircraft from the bottom of the Mekong River.
Police forensic experts verified his identity an hour later. The body of the PTT engineer would be flown home on Thursday, the consul added.
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