The balloon crashed to the ground, 11 people were injured, two were taken to intensive care. At least 160 houses were left without electricity.
In the New Zealand city of Queenstown, a hot air balloon capsized by a strong gust of wind, hit a power line and fell. 11 people were injured, they were hospitalized. Two are in serious condition, writes The New Zealand Herald.
The incident happened at about 10 o’clock local time. The balloon, overturned by a gust of wind, crashed to the ground.
The publication notes that the pilot and 10 passengers managed to get out on their own. The doctors who arrived at the scene diagnosed the victims with bruises and fractures of moderate severity. Two people had internal bleeding.
Police and emergency services work at the scene.
As the balloon hit a power line, the electricity company cut power, leaving at least 160 homes without electricity.
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