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Jakarta Post

Storm kills two, causes Rp 2b damage

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, March 19 2012   /  10:02 am

A powerful windstorm pounded the resort island for two hours late on Saturday night, claiming the lives of two men and inflicting damage amounting to Rp 2 billion (US$220,000).

The casualties were identified as I Wayan Nada, 57, and I Made Sumarna, 60, both residents of Sukawati village. The men had taken shelter from the worsening weather at Bale Gong, an open pavilion in the yard of the village’s Air Jeruk Temple, Gianyar, where the traditional musical ensemble gamelan is usually performed.

But the winds saw the pavilion cave in on the men. They were immediately taken to Dharma Yadnya Hospital in Tohpati, Denpasar, and were later pronounced dead.

The death toll from a series of natural disasters to have plagued Bali since early last week has now risen to 11.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) Bali office reported that the powerf...