January 11, 2019 / 4:56 PM / 5 months ago

Saudi teen who fled family has left Thailand, en route to Canada: official

A Korean Air plane, that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman is departing for asylum to Canada in, is seen at Bangkok Airport, Thailand January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Saudi teen who fled her family left Thailand on Friday night on a flight to South Korea, an airport official told Reuters.

The Korean Air plane carrying Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, left Bangkok for Seoul shortly before midnight, the official said.

Qunun is due to board a connecting flight to Canada from Seoul’s Incheon airport.

Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat; editing by John Stonestreet

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