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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 08:35 GMT 09:35 UK
In pictures: Cambodia plane search

Family members of a missing South Korean wait to board a plane to Cambodia in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea

Some 22 people, mainly foreign tourists, are missing after their plane disappeared in south-west Cambodia, believed to have crashed. Passengers on board were mainly South Korean.

Cambodian rescuers board a helicopter in Kampot province

Rescue efforts are under way to find the passengers who were flying between two popular tourist destinations.

A Cambodian man rides his bicycle on a muddy road at Sre Liev village believed to be near the crash site

But the search efforts have been hampered by bad weather and a difficult terrain of dense forests in Kampot province, made muddy by heavy rains.

Cambodian royal armed forces commander Ke Kimyan (R) looks at a map to locate the charter plane AN-24 in the jungle in Kampot province

Hundreds of soldiers and police are taking part in the rescue effort in the area where witnesses reported seeing the plane come down.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) shakes hands with Shin Hyun-suk, South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia, at Kampot province's headquarters, south-west of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The tourists were travelling on a new service which officials hoped would encourage visitors to spend longer in the country. Cambodia is particularly popular with South Koreans.




SEE ALSO
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