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A married couple from the United States were tragically killed after their hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Mexico.
The couple, identified as Matthew and Martha Cavanaugh, were on a hot air balloon ride over the Mexican city of Leon when the incident occurred. According to the Leon city government, the balloon was about 500 meters above the ground when it caught fire, causing it to make an emergency crash landing.
Local authorities reported that the balloon made an emergency landing in an unpopulated area, but the couple was tragically killed as a result of the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Leon city government issued a statement expressing their condolences to the families of the couple, saying, “We express our deep sorrow for the tragic death of the couple and the pain of their families. We are in close contact with the authorities to investigate the cause of the incident.”
The couple had been living in Leon for the past year, and had been married for two years. The US Embassy in Mexico City released a statement expressing their condolences to the family of the couple.
The incident is a tragic reminder of the dangers of hot air ballooning. While the cause of the fire is still unknown, it serves as a reminder to always follow safety protocols when engaging in such activities.