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Egypt Balloon Crash Injures 13

Thirteen foreign tourists were injured in Luxor, Egypt when their hot air balloon crashed, according to medical and security officials.  Security officials said none of the injuries are life threatening, although one French woman sustained a broken back.   Five of the injured were transported to Cairo for further treatment. Eight of the injured tourists are French, two are English, one is Danish, one is Canadian, and one is Korean.  

The cause of the accident is unknown, but a security official speculated the balloon may have hit a mobile phone mast as it floated over the west bank of Luxor, one of the most famous archeological sites and home to the grand temple of Hatshepsut.
 

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