Hot air balloon explodes in US

2013-11-10 08:46


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Temecula - Officials say a hot air balloon exploded after landing in California's wine region, leaving four people hospitalised, one of them with severe burns.

The Riverside County Fire Department says the balloon was carrying five people when it landed on Saturday and exploded.

Names and details about those on board were not immediately released.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

Hot air balloons often dot the sky on weekends in the area.

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