One dead, four hurt in Swiss balloon accident

GENEVA (AFP) - One man died and four other people were seriously injured on Tuesday when a balloon crashed to the ground after hitting a power line in Switzerland, police said.

The man's wife and their two daughters as well as the balloon's pilot were hurt when the balloon fell about 50 metres in the western region of Fribourg, the police told AFP.

The balloon had taken off from Chateau d'Oex in the Vaud region.

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