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A hot air balloon over the Jezreel Valley

A man was killed Tuesday morning when he fell from a hot air balloon flying in the north of the country.

The scene where a man fell from a hot air balloon and died near Afula, northern Israel, October 19, 2021.

The police stated that it received a report about a man in his 20s who apparently fell from a hot air balloon and as a result was killed on Route 60 near Balfouria, near Afula.

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Police officers arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances of the case.

The victim was a crew member who for some unknown reason hanged on to the balloon during takeoff and fell from a height onto the road.

The police blocked the road in both directions for a period of time.

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