Hot air balloon crashed in Egypt – level 2
The moment when a hot air balloon crashed near the Egyptian town of Luxor was caught on camera. Nineteen of the 21 people in the balloon basket were killed. The balloon was about 1,000 feet in the air. Smoke came from the balloon, and it lost its air and it went down.
A passenger in another balloon filmed the crash. Three people from Great Britain died. One Egyptian was also killed. Other victims came from Japan, China, France and Hungary. The pilot jumped from the basket and survived. Hot air balloons are popular with tourists in Luxor. All balloon flights have now been stopped.
Interesting words: crash (have an accident), victim (person who is attacked or killed).
You can watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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