Three missing after hot air balloon accident in Virginia

Three people are missing following a hot air balloon accident in the US state of Virginia.

The balloon burst into flames after hitting a power line in the town of Doswell on Friday evening.

Virginia state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said: "Witnesses tell us they heard two explosions from the hot air balloon and at one point the gondola and the balloon separated and then the baloon took off at a rapid pace."

The balloon caught fire after apparently hitting a power line. Credit: APTN

Officials say they are now searching for two crash sites, one where the balloon landed and another where the gondola landed.

There was a pilot and two passengers on board, but search parties have yet to find any wreckage or any sign of the missing people.

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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.