Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hot-air balloon crash injures 12

CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, August 12, 2007

WINNIPEG -- A hot-air balloon carrying 12 people, including at least one child, crashed and burned this morning in a field north of Winnipeg.

Three people were taken to hospital after the balloon smashed into a farmer's field, about 30 kilometres north of the Manitoba capital.

Two are reported in critical condition and one is described as stable. Nine others were treated at the scene or at a nearby hospital and released.

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