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Indonesia: 1 dead, 14 injured in boat explosion

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Jakarta (VNA) –A tourist boat from the Indonesian island of Bali to its neighbouring Lombok exploded on September 15 morning, killing one foreign woman and injuring 14 others, local police reported.

According to head of Karangesem police, the accident occurred 10 minutes after the boat carrying 35 people, including five crew members, departed from a port in the western part of Bali to Lombok's famous holiday destination Gili Trawangan island.

Injured people were transported to Denpasar hospital in Bali. The case is under investigation.

The poor management of local tourism services across Indonesia has been blamed for frequent accidents in the country.-VNA

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