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

Middle East News
Fri, 05 Jan 2018
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The remains of a hot air balloon are seen on the ground near the ancient city of Luxor after a fatal crash on January 5, 2018. / AFP / STRINGER

CAIRO: A tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured in a hot air balloon crash near Luxor in Egypt on Friday, state-run news agency MENA reported.

The balloon, with tourists from different nationalities and Egyptians onboard, crashed to the west of the city of Luxor, MENA said.

The health ministry said a woman was killed and 12 people injured but gave no other details.

In 2015, at least 19 people, most of them Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after a mid-air gas explosion. 

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