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Bodies found after Laos air crash

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 - 01:02

Oct. 18 - Search teams recover bodies of some of the victims two days after a Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong river. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 By Friday search teams had recovered at least 11 bodies and some of the wreckage of the Lao Airlines plane which crashed two days earlier. There were 49 passengers and crew on board when it plunged into the Mekong river. Relatives of some of the victims like this man whose brother was on board have been waiting for more information. (SOUNDBITE)(English) KYUN-S SEO, BROTHER OF SOUTH KOREAN VICTIM, SAYING: "I go to airport at three o'clock, waiting, waiting now. He don't come back. Nothing. I am waiting, only waiting." Search teams say they haven't yet pinpointed the exact spot where the plane crashed just eight kilometres from its destination. (SOUNDBITE)(Thai) CHARTIKARN HONGSA, THAI SEARCH AND RECOVERY WORKER, SAYING: "If we knew the location where the plane went down, if we were able to find out for sure, we'd be able to find all of those who perished because, in our thinking, those who died are still inside the plane." Foreign nationals from countries including Australia, the U.S., Korea, Vietnam and China were among the passengers.

Bodies found after Laos air crash

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 - 01:02

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