双语新闻:埃及一个热气球爆炸坠毁19人丧生 Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19 in Egypt

时间 : 2013-02-27 07:29来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

一个热气球在埃及城市卢克索附近坠毁,造成乘气球的19名游客死亡。

星期二,这个热气球在尼罗河西岸上空300米漂浮时起火爆炸,包括驾驶员在内的两人幸免于难。

有关官员说,遇难者中包括来自法国、英国和其他国家的游客。

热气球坠毁地点位于一个埃及古都,游客们到那里游览庙宇、宫殿和古墓,包括图坦卡蒙法老的墓地。

联合国教科文组织于1979年将卢克索指定为世界遗产。

A hot air balloon has crashed near the Egyptian city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists on board.

Two other people, including the pilot, survived after the balloon caught fire and exploded Tuesday while traveling at an altitude of 300 meters over the west bank of the Nile River.

Officials said the dead included people from France, Britain and other countries.

The area where the balloon went down was a capital of ancient Egypt, and draws tourists to see temples, palaces and tombs, including the burial site of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO designated it a World Heritage site in 1979.