Date: Wednesday, 27-February-2013, 7:55 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
Nineteen people were killed in Luxor on Tuesday morning in what could be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. (Feb. 26)
Egyptian authorities now say at least 18 tourists were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor on Tuesday morning. These are mobile phone images of the place the balloon came down.
Three people, including the pilot, are said to have survived by jumping from the basket when it was up 15 metres from the ground. Two of them are said to be British and the trio's condition is described as critical.
A hot air balloon has crashed near the Egyptian town of Luxor killing 19 tourists who were aboard. One tourist and the balloon pilot have survived the crash, according to the firm which operates the flights.
The victims are said to be from Britain, France and Japan among other countries.