Hot air balloon crashes in Egypt, killing 19 people

  • 26 February 2013
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Hayley reports on the balloon crash

A hot air balloon carrying tourists has crashed in Egypt.

Officials say 19 people have died, including three British people, after the balloon they were in crashed into fields near the Egyptian city of Luxor.

It's thought two people survived the crash, including one from Britain and the pilot. Other passengers from France, Hong Kong and Japan are thought to have died.

All hot-air balloon flights in Egypt have been grounded after the accident.

Luxor lies on the banks of the River Nile and is home to some of Egypt's most famous ruins.