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A Hot Air Balloon Burst In Virginia

The balloon catches fire after colliding with electrical wiring and then crash into the forest.

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It struck the power lines

The mid-air explosion of a balloon in the state of Virginia, adjacent to the U.S. capital on Friday night resulted in the death of one of the occupants and two missing, police said on Saturday, according to the agency Efe.

The three were traveling in the balloon, which according to witnesses presidential caught fire in the air after crashing into a power line.

Carrie Hager-Bradley, witnessed the event, said, told local television station WWBT, hearing cries for help from passengers.

Two occupants fell or jumped from the burning balloon after collided with power lines, witnesses summoned by the police, said on his part told The Associated Press.

Due to the time elapsed since the accident, at about 8 pm on Friday, searching for the other two occupants of a task was modified rescue of possible survivors operation recovery of human remains, Geller said. The presence of more investigators on Saturday was asked.

Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police said in a press conference that the remains of one of the occupants of the balloon was found shortly before midnight Friday in a wooded area of Virginia, told Efe.

The accident occurred in a region near the Meadow Park, which included hosting this weekend a festival of balloons and that was canceled due to the tragedy rural Virginia.

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