Glenn DuBois and Peter
Cooper have been part of the editorial team for the termite.com website
since 1997. Both are lucky to be alive... they were standing in
the Sari Club within 15 metres from the car bomb when it exploded
knocking them unconscious. They came to, a few minutes later,
with bodies and debris on top of them but with no one else left alive
in the Sari Club (other survivors had escape d
soon after the blast). They managed in a state of shell-shock, sometimes
unconscious on their feet, to stagger out a few minutes before the
Sari Club burst in flames "like a bonfire", said Glenn DuBois on his
arrival back home in Sydney Australia.
Both suffered severely damaged ear drums and some minor cuts that
needed stitches. Glenn has a fractured cheek-bone, but neither have
any serious burns. "It's an absolute miracle we're alive... we feel
so glad to survive with only minor injuries but are deeply traumatised
by the loss of life and serious injury to so many people who were
there, like us, just socialising, dancing and having a good time".
sincere condolences to the people and families adversely affected
by this senseless act of bastardry.
Details of Glenn
and Peter's horrific experience in the Bali bomb blast and their miraculous
escape from being burnt to death was published in several articles
here for the AGE news article