Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one USA tourist

One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash
Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one USA tourist
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05 January, 2018

The tourist who died was South African.

Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed Friday's accident, adding that he was checking on the wellbeing of passengers at a local hospital, AFP news agency reports.

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

Luxor has suffered a series of hot air balloon accidents.

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This was exacerbated by the 2015 Russian plane crash, which killed all 224 passengers and crew on board, a lot of them Russian tourists.

In September 2016, Egypt suspended hot air balloons flights over Luxor due to poor weather conditions that led to the injury of tens of tourists in a balloon crash landings. The tragedy came four years after a hot air balloon crash injured 13 tourists seeking an aerial view of the city.

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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