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  1. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Governor of Luxor apologises for deadly balloon tragedy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor and Cheung Chi-fai City leader expresses sorrow for death of 19 tourists in balloon disaster and says he will follow any directives from inquiry into tragedy Luxor chief apologises and vows safety upgrade The governor of the Egyptian city of Luxor and the operator of the hot-air balloon that exploded and killed 19 tourists have apologised for the tragedy. Governor ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Tour agencies suspend balloon trips after Luxor tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Lo Wei

    ... balloon trips Some Hong Kong tour agencies have suspended hot-air balloon trips in Egypt and elsewhere after yesterday's fatal accident in Luxor, while others are reviewing their activities. ... individual holidaymakers from taking part in such activities at their own risk.   Hong Thai, which currently has one tour group in Egypt, also cancelled balloon rides in Luxor and is reviewing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Luxor tragedy puts safety of hot-air balloons in doubt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of balloons in doubt Until tragedy struck in Luxor, hot-air balloons were most famously associated with the film version of Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in 80 Days, ... in tourist areas such as Luxor. Balloon festivals are also a great way to see hot-air balloons close up. But, with 19 people killed in Tuesday's accident- including nine tourists from Hong Kong- ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Nine Hongkongers killed in Egypt's Luxor balloon tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam, Cheung Chi Fai and Phila Siu

    ... only seconds from landing in a Egyptian sugar-cane field Balloon disaster kills 19 Nine Hong Kong tourists who died in a hot-air balloon fireball above the Egyptian city of Luxor yesterday were ... Luxor when I heard a loud explosion behind us and looked back and saw lots of smoke," he told Sky News. "It wasn't immediately clear it was a balloon. Then we could see ...

  5. Travel advisory issued for Egypt amid protests

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... taking place. More than 300 people from Hong Kong were in Egypt on group tours. 'Some roads have been blocked there. But leading tourist spots like Luxor, Aswan and Hurghada are far away ...

  6. 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

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor and Lana Lam Governor of Luxor says pressure is growing to resume dawn flights despite disaster because the Egyptian city depends on tourism dollars Flight Operators could be back in the air this week Operators of hot-air balloons in Luxor may restart their trips this week despite ongoing investigations into the accident that killed nine Hongkongers and 10 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Nine Hong Kong tourists die in Egypt balloon fire

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 08:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, AFP

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Agence France-Presse in Cairo A hot air balloon exploded as it was flying over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on Tuesday, killing 19 people including nine tourists ... the balloon had landed. The balloon, which was carrying 21 people, was flying at 300 metres over Qurna, in Luxor’s West Bank, when it caught fire and crashed, an Egyptian security official said. Luxor ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong must stand up to Egypt over probe into balloon crash

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com HK must stand up to the Egyptians Nine Hong Kong citizens died needlessly in the Luxor balloon crash, but Egyptian authorities say they don't need any foreign representative involved in their probe. This is worse than a snub; it's a blatant violation of international protocol and a lack of plain human decency. The Hong Kong government is at fault too ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Team sent to help Egypt balloon crash relatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 04:23pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... each paid US$190 (HK$1,474) per person for the sightseeing trip, were killed in the horrible balloon crash in Luxor on Tuesday. The pathologist is being selected by the department ... transferred from Luxor to Cairo. Kuoni, the agency that organised the tour to Egypt of the victims, said six tour members who did not join the hot air balloon trip would cut short of their trip ...




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