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2 dead in hot air balloon accident outside of Mexico City


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MEXICO CITY — Two folks died and a woman was injured after the recent air balloon they have been using in caught fireplace close to Mexico Metropolis, authorities mentioned Saturday.

Officers within the state of Mexico, which borders the capital, mentioned the lady suffered burns and a damaged arm.

In keeping with a video of the incident posted on social media, the occupants of the balloon appeared to have fallen or jumped from the craft.

The lifeless have been listed as a male, 50, and a girl, 38.

The accident occurred close to the pre-Hispanic smash web site of Teotihuacan, simply north of Mexico Metropolis. The realm is a well-liked location for balloon rides.

The reason for the accident was underneath investigation.

Teotihuacan, greatest identified for its twin Temples of the Solar and Moon, was as soon as a big metropolis that housed over 100,000 inhabitants and coated round 8 sq. miles (20 sq. kilometers).

The still-mysterious metropolis was one of many largest on the planet at its apex between 100 B.C. and A.D. 750. However it was deserted earlier than the rise of the Aztecs within the 14th century.

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