Launch site
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Hot-air balloon crash in Egypt kills 18

Launch site
Launch site near Luxor in Egypt, shortly before a hot-air balloon explosion which killed at least 18 people, including a number of tourists. (Christopher Michel / Associated Press)
Crash site
Egyptians gather at the site of a balloon crash where the remains of the burned gondola are seen, just west of the city of Luxor. (Hagag Salama / Associated Press)
Egyptian rescue workers carry the bodies of tourists near the scene of a balloon crash. (Ibrahim Zayed / Associated Press)
Tourists killed
Egyptian medics carry the body of a person killed in hot-air balloon crash. (EPA)
Egyptian paramedics transport the body of a victim of the balloon crash for transfer to Cairo at the morgue of the Luxor International Hospital. (Nasser Nasser / Associated Press)