Neighbours leave flowers for pair caught in balloon disaster

Neighbours of a British couple who were involved in the hot air balloon disaster in Egypt have been leaving flowers outside their door.

Yvonne Rennie was killed in the accident while her husband Michael is recovering in hospital.

Linda Kettles with daughter in law Louise and her daughter Abigail puts flowers on the doorstep Credit: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

Neighbour Linda Kettles described the pair as "very, very nice people" and said they were "really looking forward to getting away".

"I'm totally devastated by the news. I really feel for their families."

Flowers are laid on the doorstep of Michael Rennie, 49, and wife Yvonne, from Perth Credit: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

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