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VIDEO: Hot air balloon explodes in New Mexico

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Bystanders watched as a hot air balloon crashed into power lines in New Mexico

New video shows the impact and explosion when a hot air balloon crashed into some power lines.

The balloon slammed into the lines near I-25 and Montano on Sunday during the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico.
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Some scary moments after a hot air balloon hit some power lines during a New Mexico hot air balloon festival



Officials said that a man and a woman were in the balloon basket. A bolt of electricity shocked the woman, who had to be taken to the hospital.
The condition of both people are unknown.

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At least 16 people died in what is now the deadliest hot air balloon accident in U.S. history.

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Local woman rode on same balloon before deadly crash, Lauren Lea reports.


The power company in Albuquerque reported power outages throughout the area after the incident.

In July, 16 people were killed in Lockhart, Texas when their hot air balloon crashed into some high-tension power lines.

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Family members fear that a Katy couple and their best friend died when a hot air balloon crashed near Austin Saturday, killing 16.

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Family members fear two College Station natives were on board the balloon that crashed outside of Austin on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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