Monday, September 25, 2017
Close  
newsinfo / World

Foreigner dead, 14 others injured in Bali tourist boat blast

newsinfo / World
  • share this

Foreigner dead, 14 others injured in Bali tourist boat blast

/ 01:32 PM September 15, 2016

A foreign woman was killed and 14 other foreigners injured Thursday when a blast erupted in the engine of a tourist boat that had just departed the Indonesian island of Bali, police said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion on the speedboat and police said the bomb squad had been deployed to investigate. However Indonesia has a poor maritime safety record and there have been similar incidents in the past where no foul play was detected.

Authorities said the woman killed on the boat, which was heading for the nearby holiday island of Gili Trawangan, was a foreigner but that they were verifying her identity before releasing more details.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 14 injured passengers included nationals from Portugal, Germany, Australia, South Korea and Britain, according to preliminary information from the police.

The boat was carrying 35 passengers, all of whom were foreigners, and four crew, and had just left Padang Bai port in eastern Bali on Thursday morning when the blast occurred.

“The explosion happened five minutes after the boat departed,” local police chief Sugeng Sudarso told AFP, adding the vessel had been about 200 meters (yards) from the port.

“One female passenger died from head injuries.”

RELATED STORIES

24 hurt as tourist bus crashes in Barcelona

Tourists injured in Thailand train accident

Filipino dies in cruise ship safety drill accident in Bermuda

ADVERTISEMENT

Palawan tourist death due to sea urchin, not stonefish, says partner

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asia, Bali, Explosion, Indonesia, Tourism, Travel
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved