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Jakarta Post

Bali bombings: 17 years on, terror still haunts

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali   /   Sun, October 13, 2019   /  06:04 pm
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Flowers, letters, photographs and incense are laid at the monument in Kuta to honor the Bali bombing victims. Seventeen years have passed since the terror attack claimed hundreds of lives. JP/Anggara Mahendra(JP/Anggara Mahendra)

Tumini’s feet suddenly gave up on her as she fell down during a vigil at the Bali bombing memorial in Kuta on Saturday evening. The names of 202 victims are engraved in the wall of granite and limestone. She had just been praying for the victims of the 2002 terrorist attack when she suddenly started crying and briefly lost consciousness. Others attending the vigil helped her walk back to her seat. “Suddenly all the memories of that fateful night came back. I couldn’t control myself,” the mother of three told The Jakarta Post. Tumini was not the only one. Two other survivors of the bombing also lost consciousness during the vigil and were rushed to the hospital. Tumini is a survivor of the tragic night of Oct. 12, 2002. She was working as a bartender at the Paddy’s Pub when bombs ripped through the area, burning some parts of her body in an ins...