Update 2018-01-05: According to recent reports, at least one tourist was killed in the crash of a hot-air balloon near Luxor. According to the authorities, the victim is a South African citizen. At least twelve others were injured.
2018-01-05: According to media reports, a hot-air balloon crashed in Luxor, in the governorate of al-Uqsur, with about 20 people on board on Friday morning (05 January, local time). Further information about the cause and injuries are not yet available.
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