Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes

One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash

The tourist who died was South African.

Officials said the pilot lost control after strong winds forced the balloon off course around 45 minutes into the flight.

At least 12 people were also injured in the accident and have been hospitalized.

The casualties were rushed to hospital but there is no update on their condition, Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed.

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

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

It came four years after 13 foreign tourists were injured when their hot air balloon struck a communications mast in Luxor and crashed.

Sixteen people were injured in a Luxor hot air balloon flight in 2011 as well.

Hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt in 2016 after a crash landing led to the injuries of 22 Chinese tourists.

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