23 missing in Laos military chopper crash

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BANGKOK: More than 20 people are missing after a military helicopter in Laos came down in poor weather earlier this week, state media said on Wednesday. The Ministry of National Defense said the accident occurred shortly after 1 pm (0600 GMT) on Monday as the chopper traveled towards the northeastern provinces of Xiangkhouang and Houaphanh, the official Lao news agency KPL reported. The secretive communist country has a history of poor air safety with both the civilian and military sectors experiencing recent deadly crashes.

AFP

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