Latest balloon crash kills tourist in Turkey

17th Dec 2014
Latest balloon crash kills tourist in Turkey Ballooning has become a popular tourist activity in Cappadocia in the past decade

A tourist has been killed in the Güvercinlik Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey, following the latest in a string of balloon crashes.

Nine others are reportedly injured following the incident, with the balloon carrying Chinese and Malaysian tourists.

The tourist killed was identified by Turkish media as Tang Yi, while a Malaysian was reported to be in a critical condition.

An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway, with paramedics and security forces dispatched to the scene of the crash.

In 2009 a balloon crash in the same region killed a British tourist and injured nine other people.


Three Brazilian tourists were killed, and 20 people injured, when two balloons collided in Cappadocia in 2013.


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