Hot air balloon exploded in a fireball 1,000ft above the Valley Of The Kings In Egypt – February 26 2013

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This video features the moment the hot air balloon exploded in a fireball 1,000ft above the Valley Of The Kings In Egypt.



19 tourists were killed today during an early morning flight over the ancient ruins of Luxor when their balloon caught fire and exploded after it hit a power line. Nine desperate passengers trapped in the blazing balloon basket tried to escape by leaping 300ft to the sugar cane fields below. Rescuers arrived to find bodies strewn across the ground and the incinerated remains of the balloon lying in a charred heap. The tragedy is one of the world’s worst ballooning accidents and dealt a fresh blow to Egypt’s tourism industry, which is reeling after two years of political unrest since protests that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. – BBC


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