Turkey: 1 killed, 24 injured after balloon crashes

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says a hot air balloon has crashed in central Turkey, killing one person and injuring 24 others on board.

Hasan Unver, the mayor Nevsehir province told NTV television that the balloon was flying above volcanic cones of the Cappadocia region when it crashed on Monday.

He said none of the injured passengers were in serious condition.

There was no information on the passengers' nationalities.

Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination famed for its volcanic cones called "fairy chimneys" and subterranean cities carved out of soft stone.

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