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  1. News - Hong Kong - CORONER'S COURT

    Inquest into Egypt balloon tragedy could start at end of year

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:25pm by Amy Nip, LO WEI

    ... Amy Nip and Lo Wei Relatives of 9 Hongkongers killed in balloon crash attend court briefing Inquest to be held into Egypt deaths The Hong Kong Coroner's Court is to hold an inquest into last year's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt which cost the lives of nine tourists from the city. It is understood the inquest will not start until late this year at the earliest, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521221/inquest-egypt-balloon-tragedy-could-start-end-year
  2. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy company confirms victims had insurance cover

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Lana Lam

    ... of the nine Hongkongers who died in a hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt have won a small but crucial victory, with confirmation that their loved ones were covered by an insurance policy. The news comes ... Cruises, the hot-air balloon company in the ancient temple city of Luxor that chartered the ill-fated flight. All nine victims had bought insurance specifically for the hot-air balloon ride. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433556/egyptian-balloon-tragedy-company-confirms-victims-had-insurance-cover
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Families of Egypt balloon disaster victims ‘want the truth’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor in February. A bureau spokesman said the bureau had requested a written report on the investigation from Egyptian officials and had been working ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Family of balloon crash victims 'want the truth' Relatives of victims killed in the hot-air balloon crash in Egypt earlier this year are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308525/families-egypt-balloon-disaster-victims-just-want-truth
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Balloon tragedy holds painful lessons

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in 2009 that injured 16 people, there can be no resumption until an investigation and review of safety standards has been conducted. Egypt is an ancient land, but one that is also struggling ... SCMP Editorial Painful lessons from tragedy Few of us can imagine the horror and disbelief of the tourists, nine from Hong Kong, caught up in the hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1160555/balloon-tragedy-holds-painful-lessons
  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egyptian balloon operators could be back in business this week

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 04:16am by Amy Nip, Lana Lam

    ... and the big demonstrations taking place in Cairo because outsiders think Egypt is just Cairo. "But Luxor is a very safe place. That's why the balloon companies asked for a review ... at the crash site. He grounded all hot-air balloons over the ancient temple city of Luxor, 600 kilometres south of Cairo, immediately after the accident. The possibility of reopening the skies follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1171527/egyptian-balloon-operators-could-be-back-business-week
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... during a sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26 when it caught fire. The other victims include Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals, while two people ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188555/egypt-balloon-crash-bodies-flown-back-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Relatives identify Hong Kong balloon crash victims in Egypt

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 03:19pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Six out of nine deceased identified by their relatives without need for DNA testing Six of the nine Hong Kong victims of the Luxor balloon crash have been identified by their relatives, a Hong Kong police officer said in Cairo on Friday. Tuesday’s balloon crash at near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country’s ancient capital and a major tourist attraction, killed 19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1166255/six-nine-luxor-balloon-crash-victims-identified
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:00pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... a forensic pathologist and a specialist in the identification of bodies – are part of a seven-member team who arrived in Egypt on Thursday to join another team of government officers to help ... Hongkongers were among 19 tourists who died after the sightseeing hot-air balloon they were aboard burst into a fireball shortly before landing in the ancient city of Luxor. Their bodies are badly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163077/hong-kong-forensic-experts-examine-bodies-egypt-balloon-accident
  9. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egypt blaze tragedy balloon 'was in appalling condition'

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip andLana Lam

    ... balloon 'was in appalling condition' Blaze balloon 'in appalling condition' The hot-air balloon that erupted in a fireball over Egypt killing 19 people- nine of them from Hong ... for the ancient Egyptian capital, told Xinhua: "The initial findings of the investigation show there is no criminal suspicion. But the balloon was in an appalling condition before take-off." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160642/egypt-blaze-tragedy-balloon-was-appalling-condition-fatal-flight
  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Names of Hong Kong victims in Egypt balloon tragedy released

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 11:50am by Ernest Kao

    ... and the pilot on board the vessel, operated by a company called Sky Cruise, were only moments from landing after a breathtaking aerial tour of the capital of ancient Egypt when tragedy struck. ... they were travelling on as part of a sightseeing tour in Egypt’s fabled city of Luxor was set on fire from a suspected gas explosion. The balloon then crashed into a sugar cane field.   The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159666/names-hong-kong-balloon-tragedy-victims-released

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