A 26-year-old Australian woman has died in Bali after police believe she fell from a scooter into a gutter on the popular tourist island.
Police said a passer-by found the woman lying face down in a gutter in Canggu, North Kuta about 3am on Thursday. A Honda scooter was found lying on its side nearby, the engine still running.
She had last been seen at the hotel about 10am on Wednesday, when she rented a scooter.
“The distance between the bike and the woman was around two metres,” Badung Precinct Traffic Police Chief Raka Wiratma said.
She was taken to a nearby medical clinic soon after police arrived but was pronounced dead shortly after and taken to hospital.
“According to several witnesses (she) was riding the bike alone and not wearing (a) helmet,” Mr Wiratma said. We suspect the victim was out of control.”
The death has been reported to the Australian consulate. Police are waiting on an autopsy for a definite cause of death.
The woman suffered bruises and wounds all over her face, said Dr Ida Alit, head of forensics at Sanglah Hospital. “We do not have the cause of death until we can conduct a full autopsy,” Dr Ida said.