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    Hot Air Balloon Crash Hurts Nearly Dozen in Australia – Reports

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    At least Nine people were injured Friday after a hot air balloon made a rough landing in a New South Wales wine region of Australia after hitting a tree during descent, local media reported.

    Two people were hospitalized with suspected spinal injuries and seven others with fractured bones, the local ABC broadcaster reported citing health authorities.

    ​The incident with the balloon, operated by the Balloon Safaris company, is reportedly the second one this year after a crash in January, which hurt four passengers, including an 80-year-old woman who suffered multiple fractures.


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