Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Italian tourist died in hiking accident

An Italian tourist was killed Monday when she fell after losing her footing during a hiking trip on Mount Rinjani, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, local police said.

The body of Federica Protora (28) was evacuated Tuesday morning and was taken to Bhayangkara Police Hospital.

Adj. Comr. Lalu Wirajaya, the provincial police spokesman, told The Jakarta Post that the victim and her friend Guillaume Antoniolo (30) of France started the hike in Senaru, West Lombok, on Sunday morning, accompanied by a number of porters.

“They reached Segara Anak Lake area and were on their way home when the accident occurred at around 3:00 a.m. Monday. She slipped of a cliff,” Lalu said.

Lalu said the authorities were coordinating with the victim's family to send the body home.

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