Media release from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

D16 - 25 October 2002

Repatriation for Bali Bomb Victims

The remains of fourteen Australians have today been positively identified in Bali.  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Police Authorities have been in contact with their families. 

The families are from New South Wales (7), Victoria (5), Tasmania (1) and Western Australia (1). 

Arrangements are being made in consultation with the families for their repatriation to Australia.

We know that this will help these families take another step forward in what is a very difficult time.

We are continuing to work with Indonesian authorities to expedite the repatriation process.

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