(CNN) — At least 47 people were killed in a Lao Airlines plane crash in the southern Laotian province of Champasak on Wednesday afternoon, witnesses said, according to the country’s national news agency, KPL.
The plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m., Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
Witnesses said bad weather appeared to be a factor in the crash of the ATR propeller aircraft, according to KPL.
Remnants of Typhoon Nari have been hitting the area. Champasak’s capital, Pakse, has received more than 3.9 inches of rain since Tuesday.
CNN’s Brandon Miller contributed to this report.