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S African tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

S African tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

A woman was killed and 19 others were injured Friday morning when a hot air balloon crashed in Egypt, according to authorities.

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

Those on board the flight included a number of foreign nationals from South Africa, Argentina and Spain, along with Egyptian tourists. The Karnak Temple Complex, which dates back to around 2000 B.C., is located within the modern-day city.

The unstable weather and strong winds were behind the disturbance of the hot air balloon that led to the accident, several media reported. The Valley of the Kings, which has dozens of ancient tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun, is located just outside the city.

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The crash happened in Luxor, a popular tourist destination on the banks of the Nile River in southern Egypt.

In 2015, at least 19 people, a lot of them Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after a mid-air gas explosion.

Hot air balloon companies in Luxor offer the tours usually starting at sunrise. Balloon flights were grounded for two months after that accident.

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