Istanbul: In a tragic incident, two Spaniards died while three others were severely injured after a hot air balloon they were in crashed in Cappadocia in Turkey.

The crash was reported to be because of high winds.

The incident as per reports took place around 8:50 am (0550 GMT).

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The balloon had 28 tourists and two crew members on board. It took off from a monastery near the town of Avanos.

An inquiry into the exact cause of the crash has been initiated.

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Several incidents of hot air balloon-related crashes in the past decade have been reported from the region.

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