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CAIRO: A hot air balloon exploded as it was flying over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor on Tuesday, killing 19 people including tourists from Hong Kong, Japan, France and Britain, a security official said.
Ahmed Aboud, who runs another balloon company, told NBC News that gas tanks ignited the balloon about 1,000 feet. Two people survived, a tourist and the pilot, Aboud said. Both are in critical condition, the statement from Khaled said.
Originally posted by MX44K
they should ban hot air balloons they are death traps Blimps are much safer in today's standards anyway.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by MX44K
they should ban hot air balloons t
Ban guns, ban cars, ban balloons.
I say we quit beating around the bush and just ban death !edit on 26-2-2013 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by roadgravel
So the pilot jumps out to avoid death and allows 19 other to die. What a loser.
According to Sharif, a fire broke out in the balloon while the workers were trying to land it, just feet from the ground. The balloon then shot upwards again, he said.