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Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal

Four die in US hot air balloon accident

The incident happened in the state of New Mexico.

FOUR PEOPLE HAVE died and another was seriously injured in a hot air balloon accident in Albuquerque, in the southwestern United States, the city’s police announced today.

The accident caused power outages in the area for several hours after the balloon came into contact with a power line.

“Unfortunately, 4 individuals died as a result of their wounds from the hot air balloon crash,” Albuquerque police said on Twitter.

“One additional individual was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical and unstable condition,” it added.

Early this morning, some 13,000 people were without power because of the accident, local utility PNM tweeted.

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