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Balloon crash sets back Egypt tourism

Accident which killed 19 tourists in Luxor unlikely to help an industry struggling for two years amid political unrest.
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2013 20:53

Authorities in Egypt have ruled out foul play in Tuesday's hot-air balloon crash, which killed 19 tourists in Luxor. However, the city relies on tourism to survive and the accident will not help an industry has been struggling for two years.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Luxor.

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