Explosion on a tourist boat near Bali killed two and injured many others


The Gini Cat 2 boat was carrying 35 passengers, all were foreign citizens. It was reported that a liquid tank exploded. Karangasem Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Sugeng Sudarso said police were currently investigating the cause of the incident. A “short circuit” near the fuel tank might have been the cause, officials said. Police have sealed off the Gili Cat 2 speed boat. Preliminary information from police indicated that the injured passengers included nationals from Australia, the U.K., , Portugal and South Korea. It was a tourist boat. Four crew members were on board when the incident occurred, including boat captain Totok Wasito, engineer Sugiarto and deckhands Nyoman Supartika and Kadek Kris. Last year, dozens of tourists were injured when small explosions hit a ferry crossing between Bali and the neighbouring holiday island of Lombok.


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