Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Luxor Governor Stops Hot Balloons After Deadly Crash

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Hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt (file photo).

Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad has ordered hot air balloon companies to suspend trips following a deadly crash that left at least 19 dead on Tuesday, reported the state news agency.

A hot air balloon explosion on Tuesday morning killed 19 tourists and injured two others 300 meters above land in the southern governorate of Luxor.

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Hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt (file photo).

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