Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a message of condolences to
his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong after a Lao military helicopter
crashed on July 27.

In the message, PM Dung extended his deepest
sympathy to the Party, State, Government, Army and people of Laos as
well as the families of the deceased officials.

The
Mi-17 helicopter with four crew members and 19 passengers crashed in
Luangphanxay village, Longchaeng district, Xaysomboun province en route
from Vientiane to the northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan,
the Lao Defence Ministry said.

The
plane took off from the capital at 13:10 pm on July 27 and sometime
later lost contact with the flight control centre.

The crash site was located on July 29. The bodies of all 23 victims were recovered on July 30.

An investigation is underway to find out the cause of the accident. Bad weather is predicted to the cause of the accident.-VNA

By vivian