Ferry Carrying Almost 300 People In Bali Catches Fire, Casualties Unknown

Ferry Carrying Almost 300 People In Bali Catches Fire, Casualties Unknown


An Indonesian ferry transporting 271 people caught fire on Wednesday off the coast of Bali, and rescue efforts are underway as the number of casualties and those injured is unknown.

The Mutiara Timur I, including 236 passengers and 35 personnel, was engulfed in flames about a mile from Karangasem beach, according to the Associated Press.

“We are still focused on evacuation efforts,” Bali’s search and rescue agency head, Gede Darmada, told the AP.

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Numerous naval vessels and local fishing boats were reportedly working to evacuate people to two navy ships in the rescue effort.

Videos posted to social media from those on the scene showed smoke emerging from multiple points across the City Line vessel, along with some people who had been rescued on a neighboring boat.

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