S African tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

S African tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

A hot air balloon carrying tourists has crashed near the Egyptian city of Luxor, with one person killed and several injured, officials say.

Egyptian authorities blamed strong winds, saying they had blown the balloon off its course and into a mountainous area.

The nationalities of the injured were not immediately clear.

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Residents in the vicinity were asked to shelter in place, and avoid windows and exterior walls. It said multiple deputies were injured but did not give their conditions.

A health ministry spokesman said that two of the wounded were in serious condition.

One of the main attractions is the Karnak temple, which dates back thousands of years.

The deadliest balloon crash in history occurred in February 2013 in Luxor, when 19 people were killed.

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The accident occurred in Luxor, in southern Egypt, which is popular with tourists due to its number of ancient temples and ruins.

In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured.

Luxor has witnessed hot air balloon accidents in past years.

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The tourists, from Britain, France, Hong Kong, Hungary and Japan, died when the balloon plummeted to the ground after catching fire.

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