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8 Die When Small Tourist Bus Traveling from Bali to Gilamunuk Collides with Large Truck


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Gilimanuk, fatal collision, road safety
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(6/18/2017)

A tragic collision between a multi-axel truck and a tourist bus on the road leading into the Port of Gilmanuk, West Bali, has claimed 8 lives.

As reported by Balipost.com, the accident occurred at approximately 9:00 pm on Saturday evening, June 17, 2017, only 300-meters for Pura Tirta Segara Rupek in Gilimanuk (Km 121-122).

A preliminary investigation of the accident by police indicate the that 8 people died in a mini-bus driven by Ahmad Aris that was traveling from Denpasar to Jember in East Java with a group of people returning homes for the traditional Idul Fitri holidays. Police believe the bus was out of control at the time of the collision when it struck head-on the truck traveling in the southbound lane.

As the result of the collision, 8 people were killed, 3 suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization and two minor injuries that were treated on an outpatient basis. The badly injured are being warded at the Negara General Hospital.

Police are holding the driver of the truck and his assistant for further questioning.

(Image: Bali Tribune)


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