One Swede Dead in Phuket Crash

One Swedish man was among the some 90 people who died in a plane crash on the southern Thai island of Phuket at the weekend.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death, adding that a second Swede is still missing.

Speaking to the AFP news agency, the ministry said a total of four Swedes had been on the MD-82 aircraft, operated by budget airline One Two Go, which burst into flames shortly after landing in heavy rain and high winds.

Both the dead man and the missing person were in their twenties, while the other two Swedes are accounted for and sustained minor injuries.

The resort island of Phuket is hugely popular with holidaymaking Swedes, and Thailand is Sweden’s top international tourist destination.

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