A truck which was driven by a local man named Marten Dalo from East Nusa Tenggara has plunged into a river on Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra, Takmung Village on Wednesday afternoon (21/4).
The Head of the Klungkung Traffic Officer, Ipda Ida Bagus Ketut Wardana confirmed that the incident occured when the truck that was transporting 7 people lost control when one of its tires blew out around 1:15pm. “The truck was coming from the east side that afternoon, but then suddenly plunged into the river after the driver lost his control over the vehicle.” Ipda Wardana said.
Wardana explained that the front left tire blew out right before they reached the bridge in Takmung Village which caused the vehicle to hit the road barrier. Despite hitting the road barrier, it didn’t stop the truck from plunging into the river along with it’s seven passengers. “The truck plunged from 15 meters high, causing one of the front seat passengers named Benjamin Ama Kura (aged 25) to lose his life due to a severe head injury.” Ipda Wardana added.
Meanwhile the other 6 passengers including the driver were rushed to the nearest hospital to receive medical attention. The incident occured when they were on the way to a construction site where they have been working that is located only a few meters from the river. The Public Relation of Klungkung Public Hospital, I Gusti Putu Widiyasa explained that among all the victims, 1 of them died and 2 of them are still in a critical condition.