Two Brazilians killed in hot-air balloon crash in Turkey

A hot air balloon collided with another balloon mid-air during a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in Turkey and crashed to the ground on Monday, killing two Brazilian tourists and injuring 23 other people on board, officials said, AP reports.

The accident occurred above central Turkey’s Cappadocia region, when an ascending balloon struck another balloon’s wicker basket above it, causing a tear in the balloon’s fabric and sending it plunging to the ground.

The passengers on board the balloon that crashed were mostly tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Spain.

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