Hot air balloon crashes in North West

Johannesburg - A hot air balloon carrying at least 14 people has crashed near the Buffelspoort dam in the North West, injuring two adults and a child.

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Netcare 911 said one adult is in a critical condition and another sustained moderate injuries. They were stabilised at the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals.

A Netcare helicopter was sent to the scene to airlift a 4-year-old child to a Johannesburg hospital.

"The child is being flown to a level 1 trauma facility in Johannesburg that caters for the intensive care of children under the age of 16 years old who have been subjected to serious physical trauma," Netcare said.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated. 

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