20 tourists killed in balloon explosion in Egypt

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Cairo: Twenty tourists were killed in a balloon explosion Tuesday morning in Egypt’s Luxor governorate, state TV reported.

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

“The balloon belongs to the Sky Cruise company. The dead and injured have been transferred to the Luxor International Hospital, ” he added.

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