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Swede 'burned to death' in Bali hotel: report

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15:17 CET+01:00
A Swedish man is being hunted by police in Balibconnection with a fire at a hotel room that claimed the life of a fellow Swede.

A young male was discovered dead on the morning of Christmas Eve in a hotel at the resort of Kuta in Bali, according to reports in the Indonesian newspaper Jakarta Globe.

Early local reports suggest that the man died as a result of injuries sustained in some kind of fire that broke out during the night.

So far though, there has been no official confirmation of the actual cause of death.

Police are trying to locate another Swedish male who was booked in the same room.

The foreign ministry in Stockholm however has not yet confirmed the incident or any progress in the case.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, a Swedish man in his 50s has died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in northern Cebu, an island off the mainland. The victim lived in the country with his Filipino wife.

The Swedish foreign ministry confirmed that he was hit from behind and came off his motorbike, suffering severe head injuries.

He was rushed to hospital in Cebu City, but did not recover from his injuries. Police have so far been unable to trace the rider of the other motorcycle involved in the accident.

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