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Egypt's balloon explosion kills 19, including 9 from Hong Kong

Xinhua)  09:20, February 27, 2013  

Medical workers carry a body of the balloon explosion as they arrived in Cairo, Feb. 26, 2013. The death toll of Egypt's Luxor balloon accident rose to 19 Tuesday afternoon after a seriously-wounded English tourist died at Luxor International Hospital, including nine from China's Hong Kong, Mohamed Sultan, head of Egypt's Ambulance Authority, confirmed to Xinhua. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Related reading: 19 tourists killed in balloon explosion in Egypt's Luxor

Nineteen tourists were killed in a balloon explosion Tuesday morning in Egypt's Luxor governorate, state-run al-Ahram online reported.

"The explosion happened in the early morning. The pressure was too high in the balloon and then fire of the engine touched the balloon and suddenly the balloon was on fire," a local tourist guide named Mohamed told Xinhua.

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(Editor:LiXiang、Zhang Qian)


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