Bus plunges into ravine, four chinese tourists, two Indonesians killed

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - A bus plunged into a 20-meter-deep ravine in Pecatu, Badung district of Bali Province, on Monday afternoon, killing four Chinese tourists and two Indonesians.

Nine Chinese tourists were injured during the accident and they are currently being treated in three different hospitals located in Nusa Dua, Kuta and Kedonganan, the Director of the Bali Polices Traffic Division Senior Commissioner Beno Lauhanapessy, revealed on Tuesday.

The four Chinese tourists killed in the accident have been identified as Boasheng Liu, 55, Ding Guo Zeng, 52, Qin Ping Zhao, 56 and Jin Li Zhao, 50. Their bodies are being kept in the Sanglah Regional Public Hospital.

The two deceased Indonesians have been identified as the bus's driver Agus Bahtiar Usman, 37 and Prikita Ester Susilo Budi Harjojo, 40, a resident of Denpasar.

After visiting the Suluban Beach in Pecatu on Monday afternoon, the 13 Chinese tourists had boarded the bus to go to the Uluwatu Temple. The ill-fated bus, however, experienced an engine failure while climbing and slipped backward, as it ran out of control. The bus had crashed into a wall and finally plunged into the ravine at around 3:00 p.m. local time.