Hot air balloons collide in Turkey, two dead

Ankara, May 20 (IANS) A hot air balloon crashed while flying over a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and collided with another balloon just 300 metres above the ground, killing two people and injuring 23 Monday.

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. over Cappadocia in the central province of Nevsehir, Xinhua reported citing the Today’s Zaman website.

A Brazilian tourist was killed at the scene, while another Brazilian died in a hospital.

Provincial Mayor Hasan Unver said balloon travel will not be affected by the accident and flights will resume Tuesday.

In previous accidents involving hot air balloons, a balloon exploded in Egypt’s Luxor in February, killing 19 tourists including nine Chinese.

In May 2009, another hot air balloon incident in Cappadocia killed a Briton and injured eight other people.

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