Four Dutch tourists were killed when a hot-air balloon exploded and crashed at a popular tourist spot in China on Wednesday, Chinese state television reported.
AFP reports that China Central Television said seven people were on board the balloon which exploded some 200m in the air, soon after taking off in Yangshuo, in the Guangxi region famed for its scenary.
Five of the balloon’s passengers were Dutch nationals, four of whom died in the tragedy. Three other people, including the remaining Dutch national, are in hospital. It is not known how serious their condition is.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation