Mohammed Yousef
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Egypt balloon: Second pilot 'saw fire in the basket'

A hot-air balloon pilot has described seeing the explosion in another balloon in which 19 people died, three of whom were from the UK.

Mohammed Yousef said he saw fire in the middle of the basket and watched as several of the passengers jumped from the stricken balloon.

The dead also included French, Hong Kong, Egyptian and Japanese citizens.

  • 26 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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