Girl (4) critical after hot air balloon crash in North West

Paramedics say about 14 people were on board the hot air balloon at the time of the incident.

Paramedics on scene near Buffelspoort Dam where a hot air balloon crashed on 25 October 2016. Picture: @Netcare911 via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - A four-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a hot air balloon crashed into a tree near the Buffelspoort Dam.

Paramedics say an adult sustained minor injuries.

At least 14 people were on board the hot air balloon at the time of the incident this morning.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe says the child is receiving medical care.

"We have flown a four-year-old girl to a trauma facility in Johannesburg that caters for the inclusive care of children under the age of 16 years, who have been subjected to serious physical trauma."