South African among those killed in Bali boat accident

South African among those killed in Bali boat accident

A South African and a Brazilian national have died after their boat capsized in rough seas near Bali, the search-and-rescue agency said Monday.


The small tourist vessel flipped near the treacherous Devil's Tear cove on Nusa Lembongan, east of the Indonesian holiday island.

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The boat's passengers, a 48-year-old Brazilian and a 43-year-old South African, were declared dead in hospital, the agency said.

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The boat's 35-year-old captain survived with serious injuries, it added.

Maritime accidents are not uncommon in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian archipelago of some 17,000 islands where safety standards are often lax.

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