- Middle East/North Africa
A hot air balloon crash that killed 19 people in Luxor Tuesday was not likely the result of a criminal act, initial investigations suggest.
The balloon caught on fire in mid-air after a gas explosion, killing most of the foreign tourists on board, as well as one Egyptian. Reuters reported that the pilot survived after jumping out of the basket.
A team of experts from the Ministry of Civil Aviation explored the crash site near the Nile to identify the cause of the gas explosion.