These days, when a foreigner is killed on or off a road in Bali, the news quickly becomes an island obsession. At around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a guest in her thirties fell from the hotel’s fourth-floor pool. At the time of the incident, CML and her friend KLH were seen at the poolside bar.
According to their server, who was bringing them a round of drinks, KLH first lost her balance when the statue she was leaning against suddenly cracked, sending her into the pool. The server then warned them to be cautious at the pool’s edge, which had a 15-meter drop, but before he returned to his station, he heard KLH yell, “OH MY GOD!”
CML had fallen into the lower fish pond.
An eyewitness said that CML made an attempt to enter the pool from a side that was obstructed by statues, including the one she had already broken.
The staff and guests of the Sankara Suites and Villa, who had seen the incident, rushed to her aid. She was reportedly breathing but unconscious when paramedics loaded her into the ambulance. Despite everyone’s best attempts, she passed away on the way to the hospital.
In another news piece, a question was raised about whether or not this incident might have been avoided, prompting a lot of naive remarks. They labeled her a “dumb American” and a “know-it-all.”
However, those who have been on the island long enough know that death doesn’t care what nationality you are.
Overexcited or emotional charged visitors from all over the planet frequently act impulsively when visiting Bali. As a result of being too caught up in the moment, they have several near misses, increasing the likelihood that they may be killed in an accident. Carelessness, being lost, not knowing the area or its traditions, or being under the influence can all add to Bali’s death toll.
To escape death in Bali, remember this. Indonesia’s roads, buildings, laws, rivers, waves, and even culture are less forgiving than those back home.
Avoid assuming locals (or visitors) will warn you about potential dangers on Bali and instead exercise EXTREME caution at all times.
Don’t just rush into things while pumped full of adrenaline; first make sure the situation is safe. Before attempting anything new, take a few deep breaths and think rationally. The essence of Bali lies in this very thing.
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