Bal­loon­ing ac­ci­dent kills tourist

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - AFRICA -

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 has re­ported.

The bal­loon, with tourists and lo­cals on board, had crashed to the west of Luxor, Mena said.

The health min­istry said a woman had been killed and 12 peo­ple had been in­jured, but gave no fur­ther 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. – Reuters

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