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20 die in hot air balloon explosion in Egypt

Cairo, Feb 26: Twenty tourists were killed when a hot air balloon exploded Tuesday in Egypt's Luxor governorate, state TV reported."The explosion happened in the early morning... fire of the engine touched the balloon and

IANS [ Updated: February 26, 2013 14:06 IST ]
20 die in hot air balloon explosion in egypt
20 die in hot air balloon explosion in egypt

Cairo, Feb 26: Twenty tourists were killed when a hot air balloon exploded Tuesday in Egypt's Luxor governorate, state TV reported.




"The explosion happened in the early morning... fire of the engine touched the balloon and suddenly the balloon was on fire," tourist guide Mohamed told Xinhua.

"The balloon belongs to the Sky Cruise company. The dead and injured have been transferred to the Luxor International Hospital," he added.

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