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Balloon disaster kills one, injures six in NevE-ehir.

NEVE[currency]EHyR (CyHAN)- A Chinese female tourist was killed and other six Chinese and Malaysian were injured when two different hot air balloons made heavy landing in central Turkish Province of NevE-hir on Wednesday. Injured people have taken under medical treatment.

Balloons, which belongs Kapadokya and Atmosfer Companies of Dorak Holding, took off from GE[micro]reme Airport made heavy landing with the effect of strong wind in Karaday- region of NevE-ehir. Tang Yi, female tourist lost her life while seven 6 others have taken under medical treatment. Employees of the company tried to prevent the press members from taking picture or caught the accident on tape.

Last year two balloons had crashed over Cappadocia and with the impact of the crash three tourists were lost their lives.

Every morning, having flight license, at least 200 balloons belong to the 21 different companies take off and servicing tourist to make them to watch and take pictures of magnificent landscapes of the Cappadocia.

Relating to the accident Mehmet Ceylan, NevE-ehir Governor made an explanation to press members and explained that one female Chinese tourist lost her life and others six Chinese and Malaysian tourists were injured and taken under treatment in various hospitals including NevE-ehir State Hospital and health condition well.

Ceylan also noted that two balloons belonging to a private company made a heavy landing with the effect of the strong wind. During the landing Tang Yi, Chinese tourist lost her life and other six Chinese and Malaysian tourists were taken under treatment in the different hospitals around city. Health conditions of the tourist are well. He also said that an administrative investigation was launched into relating to the accident by Civil Aviation General Directory.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 SOURCE CyHAN

-Var of vehicles at the scene

-Var of gendarmerie vehicle

-Basket of a balloon in a car trunk

-Var of state hospital where the injured have taken under treatment

-Var of soldiers inside the hospital

-Var of explanation of NevE-ehir Governor Mehmet Ceylan



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