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Tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash

A South African was killed and 12 other people injured when their balloon ‘landed too forcefully’ near the ancient city of Luxor

A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said.

Sharif Wadie, the assistant health minister in charge of emergency services, said there were no other fatalities but did not elaborate on the extent of the passengers’ injuries. The nationalities of the injured were not immediately clear.

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Source: gad