Recovery operations underway at plane crash site in Laos
Search operations for the bodies of those killed in a Lao Airlines crash are underway on this Thursday in the Mekong River.
The plane crash left no survivors.
Officials say the Lao Airlines plane crashed while attempting to land in bad weather at Pakse Airport in the south of the country.
The crash left all 49 passengers dead, including three Koreans.
Officials at the Korean embassy in Laos have identified the three as Lee Jae-sang and Lee Hong-jik , both male in their 40s, and Lee Kang-pil , a businessman in his 50s.
Also among the dead are foreign nationals from roughly 10 countries, including seven from France.
Local officials say the recovery efforts could take a while due to poor water quality and low visibility, adding that some of the bodies may have sunk to the bottom of the river.
Six bodies have been recovered so far.