VIDEO: Hot air balloon explodes in Egypt, plummets 1000 feet killing at least 18 foreigners

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A beautiful 86° day in Luxor Egypt turned into a horrible tragedy when a hot air balloon carrying 21 tourists exploded and fell to the ground killing at least 18. The accident was the deadliest hot air balloon crash in the world in at least 20 years.

It is very common for tourists to take rides over Egypt and marvel at the landscape of the desert valley and green farmland. This hot air balloon ride was to be no different. Passengers in the balloon included 19 foreign tourists from Hong Kong, Japan, Britain, France and Hungary. The pilot was from Egypt as well as one other passenger.

RIP to all those who lost their lives in this horrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with their families.

Read more from CBS news

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