35 travelers fall into ocean after bridge at Nusa Penida port collapses

A bridge at a Nusa Penida port collapsed yesterday and brought on dozens of vacationers to fall into the water. Fortunately, there have been no casualties from the incident.

Native information retailers reported that the incident occurred yesterday at round 4:45pm on the Banjar Nyuh Seaport. Klungkung Police spokesman Agus Widiono stated that vacationers have been queuing to get right into a tongkang that was scheduled to take them to the Sanur port.

Sadly, the bridge that connects the dock to the speedboats collapsed, allegedly as a consequence of overcapacity, and a minimum of 35 vacationers  – most of them foreigners – fell into the ocean.

Agus added that just a few vacationers suffered minor accidents as a result of incident, whereas a lot of them, whereas panicked, managed to avoid wasting themselves. 

A video of locals making an attempt to assist the victims by throwing floatees went viral yesterday.

Nusa Penida’s Search and Rescue Company Head Putu Cakra Negara confirmed that there have been no casualties brought on by the incident.

The brand new port was launched on Dec. 5. Klungkung Regent I Nyoman Suwirta stated that he has referred to as upon the port authorities to be taught from the incident and be sure that there will likely be no extra overloading of bridges brought on by passengers queuing sooner or later to forestall it from occurring once more.

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