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At least 18 killed in hot air balloon explosion

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  • At least 18 tourists killed in Egypt
  • Balloon takes visitors over Nile
Egyptians inspect the site where a hot air balloon exploded over the ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26, 2013. The hot air balloon caught fire and exploded over Luxor during a sunrise flight, killing up to 19 tourists

A hot air balloon exploded in the sky and crashed 1,000 feet to the ground near Luxor, Egypt on Tuesday.

State-run EgyNews reports at least 18 tourists were killed, one other is hospitalized.

The balloon rides take tourists over the Nile River and ancient temples. None of them are believed to be from the United States.

Keep reading: Hot air balloon explodes, plummets in Egypt

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