Hot air balloon crashes in Egypt, 1 tourist killed

Aaron Brown
January 5, 2018

A hot air balloon carrying around 20 people including tourists crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday, security and medical officials said.

The unstable weather and strong winds were behind the disturbance of the hot air balloon that led to the accident, several media reported.

A health ministry spokesman said that two of the wounded were in serious condition.

Latest reports say the deceased was from South Africa.

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All of those involved in the accident are believed to be foreign tourists.

In 2013, 19 tourists including three Brits were killed when their balloon caught fire flying over the city.

Holidaymakers of different nationalities, as well as Egyptian nationals, were on board the sightseeing balloon when it crash landed in western Luxor, according to state news agency MENA. The tragedy came four years after a hot air balloon crash injured 13 tourists seeking an aerial view of the city.

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