Zorb ride turns deadly

Associated Press
In this undated family handout photo provided Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, by Yekaterina Achkasova and distributed by the APTN, showing Denis Burakov and his wife Yekaterina Achkasova as they pose for a picture at a winter sports venue at Dombai in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia.  Burakov was killed and another man badly injured Thursday Jan. 3, 2013, when a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball called a zorb, ended in tragedy when the zorb veered off course and sailed over a cliff. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by Yekaterina Achkasova, APTN)

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The transparent plastic ball — called a zorb — veered off course and sailed over a precipice in the rugged Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. One man died and the other was badly injured. The terrifying ride was captured on video.

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