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14 October 2011 10:07
Earthquake strikes the Indonesian island of Bali injuring at least 50 people
A powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Bali injuring at least 50 people. The 6.1 magnitude earthquake caused panic and mayhem in the main tourist district of Kuta. Roofs collapsed at schools, hotels, homes and offices and several ancient temples along the coast were damaged. Australian tourists told the Herald Sun they ran for their lives in the streets as all the buildings were shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 60 miles southwest of the island, but said it was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami.
Any policyholders who purchased their travel insurance before Thursday 13th October 2011, 09:00 GMT will benefit from the following guidance regarding the Emergency Medical Expenses & Repatriation, Cancellation, Travel Delay/Abandonment and Missed Departure sections of the World First Travel Insurance policy:
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