One tourist killed, 12 injured in hot-air balloon crash in Egypt

One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash
One tourist killed, 12 injured in hot-air balloon crash in Egypt

05 January, 2018

About 20 people were on board when the accident occurred on Friday.

In 2013, 19 people a lot of them Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after a mid-air gas explosion.

Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed the incident, adding that he visited the injured tourists who are now being treated at hospital, according to the BBC, citing AFP.

At least 12 people were also injured in the accident and have been hospitalized.

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Latest reports say the deceased was from South Africa. The tragedy came four years after a hot air balloon crash injured 13 tourists seeking an aerial view of the city.

Hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt in 2016 after a crash landing led to the injuries of 22 Chinese tourists.

The deadly incident in 2013 was the result of an explosion mid-flight and involved tourists from the UK, France, Hong Kong and Japan.

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