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Ubud resorts face crackdown over safety protocols

Safety of tourists in Bali prompts official action.
Safety of tourists in Bali prompts official action. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/David

Hotels in the Bali have been told to check their health and safety protocols after last week’s fatal accident at the Ayu Terra Resort in Ubud.

An elevator carrying five staff members from the resort plummeted down the lift shaft when cables snapped, and brake mechanisms failed. Five members of staff lost their lives in the tragedy.

Ubud police commissioner I Made Uder said all police stations in Bali had been notified by the island’s police chief that they should check for the safety of lifts in resorts and ensure that each property, especially those properties on the sides of cliffs, had a disaster evacuation plan.

“It is the hotel’s obligation to have a disaster evacuation plan. During the evacuation at Ayu Terra, it was a bit difficult for us. This regulation will ensure that tourists are comfortable and safe in Ubud,” he said.

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