‘It had such a dodgy feel to it’

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Shocking scenes have unfolded on a Balinese island of Nusa Lembongan after a overpass fall killed countless people.

Perth traveller Emily de Vries on a cessation overpass 3 weeks ago. Picture: Emily de Vries

AN Australian traveller has told of her concerns for a overpass in Bali that collapsed overnight, murdering during slightest 9 people and injuring dozens more.

The structure joining dual tiny islands collapsed, promulgation motorbikes drifting into a H2O and withdrawal many passed and during slightest 30 injured, an central said.

The cessation overpass joining Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, dual tiny islands renouned with tourists southeast of Indonesian holiday hotspot Bali, collapsed during 6.30pm Sunday (9.30pm Sunday AEDT), pronounced a disaster agency.

Emily de Vries and her crony Jenifer Johnston, both from Perth, trafficked together to Bali 3 weeks ago and crossed a overpass a series of times.

Perth traveller Emily de Vries on a cessation overpass 3 weeks ago. Picture: Emily de Vries

Perth traveller Emily de Vries on a cessation overpass 3 weeks ago. Picture: Emily de VriesSource:Supplied

“Our accommodation was usually a brief travel from a bridge, so we crossed it a integrate of times to revisit a beside island. Once by foot, and a other on a behind of dual scooters”, de Vries told News Corp Australia.

“There was a pointer as we stepped onto a bridge, warning people to be clever while channel it. we can’t remember accurately what it said, yet it really stressed a extent of how many pedestrians or motorbikes could cranky it during any one time.

“I’m flattering certain it pronounced no some-more than dual scooters, It had such a dodgy feel to it.”

Perth traveller Jenifer Johnston on a cessation bridge. Picture: Emily de Vries

Perth traveller Jenifer Johnston on a cessation bridge. Picture: Emily de VriesSource:Supplied

The overpass was tighten to where a span were staying. Picture: Emily de Vries

The overpass was tighten to where a span were staying. Picture: Emily de VriesSource:Supplied

“It felt flattering precarious and positively convinced a satisfactory bit as we walked over it. We were a usually dual people channel it during a time, so that was usually reason we felt semi-comfortable about it.

“I joked to my crony about how inconstant a planks of timber felt.

“It really looked as yet it indispensable a bit of upkeep yet then, many things demeanour aged and weathered in areas like that,” she said.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency orator Sutopo Purwo Nugroho pronounced 8 of a victims who died have been identified. They embody 3 children aged from 3 to nine.

Nugroho pronounced 8 Indonesians died and 30 people were injured, including dual who were severely injured. Those bleeding were taken to health centres.

The victims were all locals and no foreigners were involved, he said.

The slight bridge, called a Yellow Bridge, can usually be crossed by motorbikes and pedestrians, and was quite bustling during a time of a collision since people had been holding partial in a Hindu rite during a circuitously temple.

“Before a overpass collapsed it was already shaking,” pronounced Nugroho. “Some motorcyclists and people fell into a sea, and people in a area immediately attempted to save them.”

Police officer Arendra Wahyudi pronounced a sea underneath a overpass was reduction than dual metres deep, yet many of a victims were dejected by debris.

Officials think it collapsed since it was overloaded, he added. Pictures showed a cessation overpass slumped in shoal H2O between a dual islands.

Local people had not reported anyone else blank yet hunt and rescue teams would continue to scour a area early on Monday, he added.

Bali, a slot of Hinduism in Muslim-majority Indonesia, is famed for the palm-fringed beaches and attracts millions of tourists each year.

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