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19 dead in balloon crash

Posted at 6:24 PM, Feb 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 20:18:07-05

19 people have been killed in a hot air balloon crash in Egypt. Authorities say the balloon exploded mid-air.

Most of the victims were tourists from Asia and Europe. Three people survived, including the pilot who jumped out of the basket before hitting the ground.

The explosion was caused by a gas leak into the burner.