ALBUQUERQUE – The air balloon hit high-voltage lines in the American city of Albuquerque (New Mexico) and collapsed, killing at least five people, according to local TV channel KRQE and police.
According to the channel, the balloon collapsed at about 07.00 local times on Saturday. As a result of the incident, more than 13 thousand customers were left without electricity.
“The police officers reacted to the crash of the air balloon … which, apparently, crashed into a power line. There is no electricity in this area due to the fall of the air balloon,” the Albuquerque police wrote on Twitter.