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Foreign Office statement on the hot air balloon crash in Egypt

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Foreign Office have issued a statement on the balloon crash in Egypt earlier today.

Following events in Egypt this morning a Foreign Office spokesperson said:

We can confirm the tragic deaths of 2 British Nationals and 1 British resident following a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt earlier today. The next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them and their families at this difficult time. We are providing them with consular assistance. We can also confirm that one other British National was involved and is in a stable condition.

We have had consular officials in Luxor since early this morning who have been focussed on providing consular assistance and supporting the Egyptian authorities. Our Ambassador to Egypt has met the injured British National and has offered our assistance”.