Tourist killed and 12 injured after HORROR balloon crash

Tourist killed and 12 injured after HORROR balloon crash

The nationalities of the injured were not immediately clear.

"About 20 people were on board when the accident occurred on Friday".

A message by Egypt's meteorological service warning of strong winds was sent out on Friday morning, especially for the Nile River delta region and northern Egypt.

In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured.

At least 19 tourists were killed in 2013 when the balloon in which they were travelling caught fire in Luxor.

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Sixteen people were injured in a Luxor hot air balloon flight in 2011 as well. The Valley of the Kings, which has dozens of ancient tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun, is located just outside the city.

Egypt has been battling to revive the badly-affected tourism sector after years of political turmoil, that followed the 25 January uprising.

In 2015, tourism was dealt a blow when the ISIS affiliate in Egypt downed a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard.

Those on board the flight included a number of foreign nationals along with Egyptian tourists.

Since then, the Egyptian government has been trying to draw tourists back to the country by announcing ancient discoveries and tightening security measures around tourist sites.

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