News

One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash

One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash

The remains of a hot air balloon is seen on the ground near the ancient city of Luxor after a fatal crash on January 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER 

At least one tourist was killed and several others were injured after a hot air balloon carrying about 20 tourists crashed near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, according to state news agency MENA.

The balloon was carrying both Egyptians and foreign tourists, with the nationality of the latter not yet having been disclosed. However, the one who lost her life in the incident was from South Africa.

Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed the incident, adding that he visited the injured tourists who are currently being treated at hospital, according to the BBC, citing AFP.

The unstable weather and strong winds were behind the disturbance of the hot air balloon that led to the accident, several media reported.

In February 2013, a similar incident occurred in Luxor, when a hot air balloon crashed and more than 19 tourists were killed. The accident led to the temporary halting of the balloon flights in the city at the time.

In May, Luxor was named the capital of international tourism for 2016 by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

 

Another Egyptian Singer Arrested Over 'Inciting Debauchery' in Music Video
Mohamed Salah Wins African Footballer of the Year Award After Stunning Achievements

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Assiut University Opens Door to Sudanese Students Amid Conflict

Egyptian StreetsJune 24, 2019

Palestine Calls New US Economic Plan “Second Balfour Declaration”

Egyptian StreetsJune 23, 2019

Egypt’s Parliament to Establish a New Law to Fight Fake Products and Brands

Egyptian StreetsJune 23, 2019

Iran Will ‘Confront’ Any American Aggression Amid Growing Tensions

Egyptian StreetsJune 22, 2019

Mahmoud Trezeguet Scores First Goal For Egypt at AFCON

Egyptian StreetsJune 21, 2019

Four Teenagers Spared Detention After Attack On Egyptian Student in 2018

Egyptian StreetsJune 21, 2019

Long-Awaited Naguib Mahfouz Museum to Open End of June

Egyptian StreetsJune 19, 2019

Who Was Mohamed Morsi? A Timeline of His Rise and Fall

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.