PICS: Two injured as hot air balloon crashes in Soshanguve

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Pretoria – Two people were injured when a hot air balloon apparently crash-landed in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria on Saturday morning, paramedics said. 

Netcare 911 responded at about 9.30am to reports of a hot air balloon crash near the M44 in Soshanguve, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

According to reports from the scene, "the hot air balloon landed in a veld next to a bus depot off the M44".

"Paramedics assessed the scene and found two people who had sustained minor injuries and were in a stable condition. Once stabilised the patients were transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment. Local authorities are on scene and have cordoned off the area."

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The circumstances leading up to the incident would be investigated by the relevant authorities, Herbst said.

African News Agency/ANA

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