Search for friends goes on in Bali

DEVASTATED Trimley man Justin Alexander has returned to his Bali home and business to search for friends he may have lost in the terrorist bomb.Justin had taken two weeks off from working as a promoter in a nightclub 400 yards from the Sari Club, in Bali, Indonesia, which was the scene of devastation after a car bomb killed almost 200 people.

DEVASTATED Trimley man Justin Alexander has returned to his Bali home and business to search for friends he may have lost in the terrorist bomb.

Justin had taken two weeks off from working as a promoter in a nightclub 400 yards from the Sari Club, in Bali, Indonesia, which was the scene of devastation after a car bomb killed almost 200 people.

His dad, Len Alexander, of High Road, Trimley St Mary, said he was concerned for the safety of his 30-year-old son who had returned to the stricken paradise and the Double Six nightclub which he had worked at for three years.

"He feels he was very lucky but he has gone there to see what has happened and what is going to happen," said Justin's dad.


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Mr Alexander said his son, who had been shocked and devastated by the news of the bomb, had travelled to Bali at the beginning of the week with his English girlfriend.

Justin had returned to see if any of his friends had survived the horrific blast and as his life was in Bali, he was also having to consider his future on the island as a resident and businessman.

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He left Bali for two weeks to take a holiday in Greece before returning to his home town of Trimley to see his parents and tout for DJs for the Bali club. It was in Greece that he discovered the news that his livelihood could be ruined and some of his friends who he had said goodbye to more than a fortnight ago, dead.

Justin, who also owns a shop in Bali, moved to the luxury holiday destination three years ago after completing a university course in leisure.

The area surrounding the Sari Club had been cordoned off by Balinese authorities after a car bomb blew destroyed the area on October 12. The Sari Club had taken the brunt of the blast and is no longer there. Instead all that was left was a gaping hole in the street. Nearby shops and bars were gutted by the blast and all that was left were piles of rubble and burnt wood. Justin will have returned to an almost unrecognisable place which had formerly been his tranquil home.

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