From shark attacks to moped hire – the most dangerous spots for everyday holiday activities; Emily Payne; The Sun

Ireland – Sceilg Mhichíl

From swimming in Australia to dodgy motorbike hire in Thailand and even taking selfies – these are some of the most perilous tourist activities around the world.

LAST week, a South African tourist died and 12 more were injured after a hot-air balloon carrying 20 people crashed in Luxor, Egypt.

It isn’t the first time that a balloon crash in the area has resulted in fatalities though – in 2013, a hot air balloon crash near Luxor caused 19 deaths out of 21 passengers.

Safety concerns are regularly raised in the area, with recent crashes also occurring in 2007,2008 and 2009,

Hot air ballooning isn’t the only popular tourist activity that comes with a warning though – road traffic accidents are the most common cause of death for Brits abroad, followed by drowning.

Swimming in Australia to dodgy motorbike hire in Thailand are some of the most perilous tourist activities around the world.

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