16 die in hot air balloon crash

The hot air balloon caught fire and crashed near Lockhart, a city in the central part of the US state of Texas. - Sakshi Post

Houstan: At least 16 people were killed on Saturday morning after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed near Lockhart, a city in the central part of the US state of Texas.

There were 16 people on board when the balloon crashed. No survivors were reported.

The accident occurred shortly after 7.40 a.m. local time on Saturday near Lockhart, when the hot air balloon with at least 16 people on board crashed into a pasture, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. Local police also confirmed the accident, saying in a statement that “the balloon was occupied and it does not appear at this time that there were any survivors of the crash”.

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