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Third body found after hot air balloon accident in US

Three bodies have been found after a hot air balloon hit power lines and caught fire in Virginia, US. Police are still searching for the balloon and basket.

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One body found after hot air balloon accident

Officials in the US state of Virginia say they have found one body following an accident where a hot air balloon hit power lines and burst into flames, NBC reports.

Two more people are missing presumed dead following the incident near the town of Doswell.

The balloon burst into flames after hitting power lines, officials said. Credit: APTN

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said:

"We are still looking for the other two [people] and the wreckage," she said. "Of course our goal right now is to locate the other two occupants."

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