Tourists Die in Egypt Hot-Air Balloon Crash

Publisher:
Al Jazeera
Publication Date:
26 February 2013
Tags:
Egypt, Travel and Tourism

Nineteen tourists have died in a hot air balloon crash near the historic city of Luxor. Witnesses say the balloon caught fire and exploded mid flight. Two people survived, including the pilot. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Cairo.



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