Below is a footage of the terrifying moment a hot air ballon exploded in a fireball 1,000ft above the Valley Of The Kings in Egypt, killing 19 tourists.
Ezzat Saad, the governor of Luxor, told news men that the Egyptian pilot of the ballon was in the hospital with 70% burns. General Mamdough Khaled, director of security for Luxor Governate said in a statement that Luxor International Hospital received 19 badly burnt bodies.
The tourists were from Belgium, Hungary, Britain, France, Japan, Chinese and Hong Kong.
The accident may be the deadliest hot air ballon accident in history.
In April 2009, 16 people were hurt when a ballon crashed during a tour in Luxor.
A full investigation is now going on in conjunction with the local authorities and until this has been concluded, sales of excursions tickets through Hot Air Ballon suppliers in Egypt have been temporarily suspended by all tour operators.
Egyptian hot air balloon crash footage