Miraculously three people survived the crash, two were from England and the third from Egypt. Thomas Cook, a British tour operator reported that officials were “working closely with the Foreign Office and the authorities in Egypt.”
Cook went on to say, “We can confirm that two of our guests are in local hospitals, but tragically two of our guests have died in the hot air balloon incident in Luxor, Egypt this morning.”
The foreign tourists in the balloon came from 19 countries, nine from Hong Kong, four from Japan, three from Britain, two from France and one from Hungary.
The bloody scene at the crash site waited for rescuers and authorities to arrive. When they did, they found a grisly scene with dead bodies strewn across the field.
Officials have said that no foul play was suspected in the crash.
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