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Two people were killed and around 20 people were injured when a ferry blew up near a port in the east of the island of Bali.

The Gil Cat II ferry was carrying about 35 tourists between the islands of Lombok and Bali when the explosion occurred.

A local police spokesperson told Associated Press that 13 people had been injured in the explosion, which appeared to be caused by an engine fault.
“It seems there was some sort of explosion on the boat, so there was an emergency with the engine,” she said.

The boat was on its way to the Gili Islands, a popular tourist destination due to their warm seas and long, white beaches.
Tourists on board included Australian, Korean, British, French, and German citizens.