The government said on Saturday that two individuals had perished after a hot air balloon traveling close to Mexico’s renowned Teotihuacan archaeological monument caught fire.
In a statement, the state of Mexico’s administration stated that “the passengers jumped from the balloon,” adding that a youngster had burns.
It identified the victims as a 39-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man, without providing their names. It said the minor had suffered second-degree burns to the face as well as a fracture of the right femur.
It did not say whether there were any other passengers on the balloon.
A video posted on social media shows the balloon’s gondola on fire, in a perfectly clear sky.