Terrorist: Bali Explosion
|born on||12 October 2002 at 23:10 (= 11:10 PM )|
|Place||Kuta Bali, Indonesia, 8s53, 116e15|
|Timezone||AWST h8e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°07' 11°54 Asc. 00°49'|
Bali terrorist explosions that caused the death of so many Australians vacationing there that Australia endured the biggest single peacetime loss of life since World War II.
About 11:05 p.m. local time on Saturday 12 October, a man carrying a plastic bag walked towards Paddy's Pub, which is opposite the Sari nightclub, a popular Westerners-only venue in Kuta, the main nightclub district of Bali.
About the same time, a woman parked a mini-van in a no-standing zone in front of the Sari nightclub. The van blocked the busy one-way street, causing an instant traffic jam. The man with the plastic bag threw it into Paddy's, then ran off. Meanwhile, the woman leaped from the driver's seat of the mini-van and ran to another vehicle, a 4WD-style one, which took off with her as a passenger. A few seconds later, a device in the plastic bag thrown into Paddy's detonated, the explosion driving patrons and staff onto the road outside the Sari nightclub. A second, larger blast occurred some 3 to 35 seconds later as the explosives in the parked mini-van were detonated.
C4 plastic explosives in the roof of the van were used as a primer to set off the bomb made of chemicals AMX, RDX and nitrate either by timing device or remote-control. This main bomb obliterated the Sari nightclub, two other
buildings, killing and maiming hundreds of people, creating a crater 5 meters (nearly 2 stories) deep and 15 meters wide. The vehicle containing the bombers sped away possibly to a port on the north of the island where
they may be ferried to Java, the main island of Indonesia. At least 180 people died in the blast with dead or seriously injured people coming from at least
23 different countries. The bodies of many, if not the majority, of the deceased are so charred or traceless, that it may take weeks or months to identify them via DNA analysis, if they can be conclusively identified at all. With the deaths of at least 30 Australians so confirmed and some 140 more listed as missing and presumed dead, Sunday, 20th October, was declared a national day of mourning in Australia.
Sy Scholfield quotes Median time based on newspaper reports varying from 11:05 to 11:15 pm.
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