Egypt balloon crash kills 19 Asian, European tourists




 
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Egypt balloon crash kills 19 Asian, European tourists
 
February 26th, 2013  
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Egypt balloon crash kills 19 Asian, European tourists
CAIRO (Reuters) - A hot air balloon crashed near the Egyptian town of Luxor at dawn on Tuesday after a mid-air gas explosion, killing 19 Asian and European tourists, a local industry official and the state news agency said. Ahmed Aboud, a spokesman for balloon operators in the area, told Reuters that one tourist and the pilot had survived the crash, which followed the blast at 1,000 feet. The dead were from Britain, France, Japan and Hong Kong, the state news agency MENA reported, citing a security source. "There were 20 passengers aboard. An explosion happened and 19 passengers died. ...




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