On Saturday, April 1, tragedy struck near Teotihuacan’s ancient ruins, located north of Mexico City.
Two adults, a 50-year-old male, and a 38-year-old female, fell victim to a fatal hot air balloon ride that caught fire while in flight.
A video of the incident subsequently surfaced on social media, displaying the balloon’s occupants making an emergency exit from the craft. A young girl who sustained burn injuries and a broken arm was among them.
Authorities are still in the process of determining the cause of the accident.
Teotihuacan, renowned for its stunning pair of Temples of the Sun and Moon, was once the most expansive city in the world, stretching over 8 miles and accommodating upwards of 100,000 citizens between 100 B.C. and A.D 750.
Although the underlying cause of the accident is still unknown, one should exercise due caution and adhere to all safety instructions while engaging in such activities.