Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes

Hot Air balloon crash

The crash was caused by strong winds that led the driver to lose control over the balloon as he was landing, according to the governor's statement.

At least seven people were also injured in the accident and have been hospitalised.

Multiple sources have told the Herald that three or four Kiwis were onboard the balloon, which plummeted to the ground near Luxor on Friday, killing a South African tourist.

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

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No British citizens were involved, the UK Foreign Office said.

The balloon, carrying tourists from different nationalities and Egyptians, crashed to the west of the city of Luxor, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Hot air balloon incidents have occurred in the past over ancient Luxor.

In 2016, 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in another balloon crash, which prompted the country to temporarily halt flights while it tightened safety measures.

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