Toxic cocktail: Aussie woman’s Bali drink ‘burnt her from the inside out’
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AN Australian woman was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital from Bali in a coma after drinking a toxic cocktail which has killed at least four foreigners.
Jamie Johnston, 25, of Newcastle, is struggling to speak, can barely walk and her legs are severely burnt after drinking a cocktail called jungle juice at a cafe on the island of Lombok, west of Bali.
Ms Johnston slipped into a coma and sustained brain scarring because of lack of oxygen.
“It burnt her from the inside out,” the mother of Ms Johnston’s boyfriend Lyn Tisdell said. (The Herald Sun has more)
Glassing Attack in Bali
BALI police have confirmed that three security guards from the Bounty Discotheque, where former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley and his family were bashed, are currently in custody.
Laidley was hit over the head with a bottle by security staff and has stitches, his son Kane has a broken jaw, and several other family members have severe facial injuries, including women.
“This wasn’t fighting, we were being beaten to a pulp,” Laidley said.
“What the police are basically telling us is that it’s a setup,” he said.
“Things like this happen a hell of a lot over there. Probably not to this degree but we just found it really strange as a family that the only people who have been hurt in the whole incident were members of our party.”
Up to 10 bouncers set upon up to 12 of Laidley’s family inside the bar.
“We were all on the dancefloor. All of a sudden, the three boys were pulled down and attacked … it was completely unprovoked,” he said.
“When you see family members lying on the ground, face down … it’s pretty horrifying.”
The Herald Sun has more, including the obligatory apologetics:
“You can’t stamp a whole country on the actions of a few, but certainly you need to be very careful.”
‘Tiny minority of excremists, anyone?