One dead others injured in Luxor hot air balloon crash

One dead others injured in Luxor hot air balloon crash

A sightseeing balloon carrying 20 people including foreign tourists over Luxor in Egypt reportedly crash-landed today.

One tourist was killed and seven others injured.

The incident was caused by strong winds, which forced the balloon off course above the city’s historic temples and tombs, officials told the Associated Press news agency.

The nationalities of the victims were not immediately known.

There have been other incidents involving hot-air balloons over Luxor.

In 2013, 19 foreign tourists were killed when their balloon caught fire.

Egypt temporarily halted balloon flights in 2016 after 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in a crash-landing.

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