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19 Killed As Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Egypt

19 Killed As Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Egypt

A hot air balloon carrying foreign tourists crashed near the ancient city of Luxor, killing 19 people, a government official confirmed Tuesday.

Initial reports say the hot air balloon caught on fire mid-air before crashing to the ground, General Mamdough Khaled, director of security for Luxor Governate said in a statement. Luxor International Hospital received 19 badly burned bodies, Khaled said.

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