A simple yet moving ceremony of remembrance was held at the Australian Consulate in Bali on Saturday, October 1, 2011, marking the events of October 1, 2005, when two terrorist bombings in Jimbaran and Kuta killed more than 20 people.
Among those who died were 15 Indonesians, 4 Australians, one Japanese in addition to the 3 Indonesians who suicided when they detonated bombs at a beachside restaurant in Jimbaran and a restaurant at the Kuta Town Square. Nearly 130 people suffered injuries in the blasts.
The ceremony on the 6th anniversary of Bali Bombing II was conducted in a special permanent memorial garden erected within the premises of the Australian Consulate in Denpasar, Bali. Representatives of Australia, Britain, Japan and Indonesia participated in the recitation of prayers, the presentation of floral wreaths and the singing of the national anthems of Australia and Indonesia.
Quoted by the National News Agency Antara, Karen Collins, Australian Consul in Bali said: “to remember those who had died, their survivors, friends and relatives, we observe the sixth anniversary of the bombing of Oct. 1, 2005,”
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