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  1. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Families of victims of Egypt balloon disaster renew call for inquiry

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... when the early-morning sightseeing trip turned to tragedy in the ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26. "We feel so helpless; the government is not helping us and fufilling its ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of the Luxor balloon tragedy come home after identifying the bodies of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in the tragedy. Ten family members, accompanied by a group of government officials, flew ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT TRAGEDY

    Relatives of Hongkongers killed in Egypt balloon tragedy face compensation battle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... balloon caught fire just moments before it was due to land after a dawn flight over the ancient temple city of Luxor. The flames caused the balloon, which was flying alongside several other ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy company confirms victims had insurance cover

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

    ... 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. ...

  6. Family in grief

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Relatives and friends gather at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point last night to mourn the deaths of Samson Leung Ting-chung- brother of former Urban Council chairman Leung Ting-pong- and his son, Stephen Leung Yiu-wai. Leung Ting-pong also attended the gathering. The father and son were killed when their tour bus crashed as they were travelling from Hurghada to Luxor ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt after suicide bombing kills four

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... has said it was behind Sunday's suicide bombing near the resort of Taba, which revived memories of an Islamist insurgency in the 1990s including a 1997 bloodbath at Luxor, when 58 foreign ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - TOURISM

    'I was here' Chinese carving on ancient Egyptian wall is decried on Weibo

    Posted May 26th 2013, 04:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Etched into a 3,000-year-old clay wall of Luxor's most fabled temple is now a strange inscription that looks nothing like what an ancient Egyptian might ... Shen said on his Sina Weibo account. He said he apologised to the tour guide but still felt ashamed even after he was told it wasn’t his fault. Shen's photos of the vandalism at Luxor ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An international body needed to fix ballooning problems

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... tourist city of Luxor was the result of a gas leak that caused a mid-air fire. The pilot, who was arrested, and the manager of the balloon company, Sky Cruises, were found at fault. Egyptian operations have long been criticised for poor pilot training, low safety standards and a lack of oversight; the sport in the country was suspended in 2009 after a previous accident in Luxor ...

  10. 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 ...




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