Hot air balloon crash kills 19 tourists in Egypt

Published On: Feb 26 2013 02:09:33 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 26 2013 02:27:05 AM EST

An Egyptian security official says at least 19 foreign tourists were killed as their hot air balloon crashed near the famed ancient city of Luxor. The casualties included French, British and other nationals.

The official told The Associated Press there was a fire and an explosion and that the balloon then plunged from the sky and crashed into sugar cane fields west of Luxor on Tuesday.

Luxor 320 miles south of Cairo.

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