Hot air balloons in Luxor
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Egypt balloon crash: 'We heard a loud explosion', says tourist

Nineteen tourists have been killed in Egypt, when their hot-air balloon exploded in mid-flight.

Tourists from Britain, France, Hong Kong and Japan are reported to have been on board the balloon when it exploded then crashed just outside Luxor.

Eyewitness Christopher Michel was on another balloon which was in the air at the time.

He said he heard a loud explosion and saw smoke.

He took some photographs of the balloons before the crash happened.

  • 26 Feb 2013
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