Death toll in Turkish balloon crash reaches 3

Death toll in Turkish hot air balloon accident goes up to 3

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Death toll in Turkish balloon crash reaches 3
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This image from video provided by E. Wayne Ross shows an Anatolian Balloons Company hot air balloon crashing near Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia in central Turkey, Monday May 20 2013. Two hot air balloons collided in mid-air during a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in Turkey on Monday, causing one of them to crash to the ground, officials said. One Brazilian tourist was killed while 24 other people on board were injured. (AP Photo/E. Wayne Ross)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Officials say another Brazilian tourist has died of injuries sustained after a hot air balloon crashed to the ground, raising the number of tourists killed to 3.

The balloon collided with another balloon mid-air and crashed during a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in Turkey's Cappadocia region on Monday.

The governor's office for Nevsehir province said Tuesday that a third tourist from Brazil died in hospital on Monday.

Twenty-one other tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Spain and their Portuguese pilot were injured in the crash.

The accident was the second fatal one in Cappadocia since balloon tours began more than a decade ago. Turkey civil aviation agency has launched an inquiry into the accident.

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