Briton dies after balloon crash in Alps: police
A British man fell to his death after escaping from a hot-air balloon that crashed in the French Alps, police said on Friday.
"The man was alone aboard and appears to have escaped unharmed from the crash of his balloon," but fell down a crag as he ran for help, a police official told AFP, without naming the man.
Rescuers found him dead on Thursday evening after being alerted by local residents who had seen the balloon flying off course in the Alpine region of eastern France.
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