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A group of tourists in Luxor, Egypt died from a hot air balloon failure on the morning of 26 February. A cable wound itself around a helium bottle causing an explosion propelling the balloon high into the air. It then fell to the ground from about 300m. Some tourists jumped from the balloon to escape the fire, but of the group 19 died. There were only two survivors, the pilot and a man whose wife was among the dead. Read more here.