Aussies could be affected by Bali ferry disaster

OFFICIALS are rushing to find out if any Australian nationals were aboard a ferry that sank on Saturday night as it travelled between Balinese islands.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said the Australian Consulate-General in Bali and bureaucrats from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta "are urgently seeking to confirm with local authorities whether any Australians were on board a tourist boat travelling from Lombok to Komodo".

There are believed to have been 25 people on board including five crew.

Of those, 10 have been rescued including two each from New Zealand, Spain and Britain.

DFAT has asked any Australians who might be worried about family or friends in Bali or Indonesia to contact them immediately.

If they cannot be reached, DFAT's emergency lines are 1300 555 135 from inside Australia and +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas.

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