At least 16 people were killed when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in a pasture near the central Texas city of Lockhart on Saturday, a local TV news report quoted a sheriff's office as saying.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the crash about 30 miles (50 km) south of Austin and did not offer any information on fatalities.
Austin TV broadcaster KEYE quoted the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office as saying there were no survivors of the crash. The office was not immediately available for comment.
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