Egyptians defend balloon safety

Colleagues of an Egyptian pilot who was flying a balloon which killed 19 tourists when it crashed near Luxor, have defended his safety record.

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France confirms two French citizens died in crash

The French Foreign Ministry has confirmed two French citizens were among those killed in the hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt, according to the news agency AFP.

Ministry spokesman Phillippe Lalliot was quoted as saying, "I can confirm that sadly two of our citizens died in this accident. We are in contact with their families".

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