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Eighteen Asian and European tourists died when a hot air balloon crashed early on Tuesday near the ancient Egyptian town of Luxor.

Officials say the crash was caused by a mid-air explosion in the hose that connects the balloon's burner and gas canister.

The pilot survived by jumping from the basket when it was about 10 meters from the ground.

One tourist also survived.

The explosion took place at around 1000 feet, as the hot air balloon passed over Luxor's famous pharaonic temples, and tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

18 Asian and European tourists have died in a hot air balloon crash near the ancient Egyptian town of Luxor.

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The balloon came to ground on the west bank of the Nile river.

Its wreckage was scattered in an open field, where rescuers recovered what appear to be the bodies of some of the victims.


Added: Feb-26-2013 Occurred On: Feb-26-2013
By: JustinTime
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World News
Tags: Hot, Air, Balloon, Crash
Location: Luxor, Luxor, Egypt (load item map)
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