Sunday Oct 2 10:07 AEST
Australian Mercedes Corby said she had seen Australians with shrapnel
wounds, broken bones, horrific burns and eye wounds after the latest Bali
Mercedes Corby is the sister of Australian Schapelle Corby who is serving
20 years in a Bali jail after being convicted of drug trafficking.
Ms Corby spent all night helping people injured at Kuta, near the Bali
capital of Denpasar, after at least one bomb went off. Two simultaneous
bombs struck restaurants along Jimbaran beach in Bali.
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said at least 25 people
appeared to have been killed, including possibly three Australians, in the
blasts at Kuta and Jimbaran village, but media reports indicate the figure
could be higher.
Mr Downer said 17 Australians hade been injured, three seriously.
Ms Corby was reported to have nursed one badly injured woman as she died in
"(There were) a lot of shrapnel wounds, broken bones, face (and) skin blown
away, leg wounds, shock," she told the Nine Network.
"At the Raj (Hotel) there wasn't a lot of burns but mainly shrapnel (wounds)."
Ms Corby, who lives in Bali, said she had spoken with a few Australians in
"They were mainly shrapnel wounds, broken bones. One lady has burns to her
eyes and deafness from the blast," she said.
Ms Corby praised the response of the Indonesian authorities.
"They did a really good job," she said.
"In the hospital, at first there were not enough beds (and there were)
people on the floor.
"But they worked hard and they got it together really quickly."
She lamented the effect on the people of the tourism haven to the
north-east of Australia.
"I really feel for the Balinese people. It's so sad. It's really going to
hurt them," she said.
"They're so caring. They are even coming up and saying to Australians and
to us `sorry, are you OK, anything we can do?' ... the way the locals were
in there helping, trying to find victims, putting everyone in the ambulances."