A group of senior high school students from Singaraja had a lucky escape after a tire blow-out left their bus teetering on the brink of a deep ravine in Candikuning.
The bus was one of 12 carrying teenagers from Senior High School 1 in Singaraja back from an organised outing to Denpasar. The bus was about to cross a bridge at Bukit Catu in Candikuning when the left front tire burst, causing the vehicle to skew across the road, coming to a halt on the edge of a 40-metre-deep gorge.
Onlookers reported panic among the teenage passengers as they struggled to evacuate the bus. The incident caused lengthy traffic delays on the approach road to Singaraja, but no injuries were reported.