19 tourists killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

At least 19 tourists have been killed in a hot air balloon crash in Egypt.

There are reports that British, Korean, Japanese and Egyptian people are among the victims.

It happened during a flight near Luxor.

Witnesses say the balloon suddenly exploded.

Christopher Michel was flying in the balloon in front when he realised something had gone wrong.

"We heard a loud explosion behind us and I looked back and saw lots of smoke" he said.

"Then we could see the reaction of the pilot on the balloon - and he said this hasn't happened in a long time - and told us to look forward".

"They set the balloon down and then said nothing, and then we heard the emergency vehicles arrive" he added.