Hot Air over balloon landing

A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists made an emergency landing into a paddy field near Dodamgaslanda in the Gokarella Police division yesterday.

No one had been injured in the incident but there had been heavy damage to the paddy crop in the field due to this landing.

The balloon carrying tourists had taken off from Dambulla, Police said. Contrary to claims by the tourists area villagers said the balloon had crashed into the field. The paddy land owner has said he will seek compensation for the damages to his crop.

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