ANKARA, Turkey — Two Spanish vacationers have been killed and three others have been injured on Tuesday when a scorching air balloon made a tough touchdown following a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in central Turkey, officers stated
The accident occurred in Turkey’s Cappadocia area, in Nevsehir province, the place balloons fly above scenic canyons and volcanic cones.
The Nevsehir governor’s workplace stated in an announcement that the accident was brought on by a “sudden enhance of wind.” Emergency providers instantly rushed to the scene of the accident, it stated.
There have been 28 vacationers and two crew members on board the balloon. Not one of the injured was in life-threatening situation, in accordance with the assertion.
The Cappadocia area, some 300 kilometers (190 miles) south of the capital, Ankara, is famed for its “fairy chimney” rock-formations, underground cities and church buildings carved into mountainsides.
The area attracts thousands and thousands of vacationers annually.