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1 Dead, 12 Injured After Hot-air Balloon Crashes in Jeju

One person died and 12 were injured after the hot-air balloon they were in crashed on Jeju Island on Thursday.

Firefighting and rescue service authorities of Jeju's eastern region immediately dispatched personnel to the site where the hot-air balloon crashed in Singheung-ri, Seogwipo city after receiving a report from a witness who saw the balloon fall from the sky at around eight a.m. Thursday.

The hot-air balloon was heading toward a ranch in Songdang-ri when it went down.

Firefighting authorities and police are probing the operating company of the balloon and the passengers to try to find out the cause of the incident.

Source: KBS World Radio

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