Austria: 9 injured in hot air balloon crash in eastern Alps

KIRCHSCHLAG IN THE BUCKLE WORLD, Austria — Nine people were injured in a hot air balloon crash on the eastern edge of the Alps in Austria on Saturday.

Sonja Kellner of the Lower Austria Red Cross told the APA news agency that two of the passengers were seriously injured in the crash in the Bucklige Welt region, an area named for its hilly landscape.

They were found in Untereck with two other passengers with minor injuries, while the other five passengers were found with minor injuries near Stang, about 5 kilometers away.

The cause of the crash was unclear.

The two seriously injured were taken to nearby hospitals by helicopter.

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