Two people have died after a hot-air balloon flying near Mexicos famed Teotihuacan archaeological site caught fire.

“The passengers jumped from the balloon,” the government of the state of Mexico said in a statement, adding that a child suffered burns.

It identified the dead victims as a 39-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man without saying whether any other passengers were on the balloon.

With its Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and its Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacan is a popular tourist destination, a surviving monument to the pre-Columbian period.

Source: Qatar News Agency