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Bali’s most dangerous Instagram spot is revealed after three people fall to their deaths 

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Bali’s most dangerous Instagram spot is revealed as locals beg tourists to stay away after three people fall to their deaths

  • The Devil’s Tear faces the Indian Ocean from a island off Bali’s southeast coast 
  • When waves crash against the cliff, it provides a lovely backdrop for selfies 
  • But in the last two years, seven people have been swept from the cliff
  • Three people have also died and locals and police urge tourists to stay away 

Locals in Bali are warning tourists to stay away from a scenic cliffside in Bali after three people died.

The Devil’s Tear on Nusa Lembongan, a small island off Bali’s southeast coast, has fast become an Instagram hotspot.

When the waves smash the rocks they blast a spray of water skyward, and provide a beautiful backdrop for selfies.  

But in the last two years, seven people have been swept from the cliff edge and three people have died and locals and police have urged tourists to stay away. 

The Devil's Tear on Nusa Lembongan, a small island off Bali's southeast coast, has fast become an Instagram hotspot

The Devil’s Tear on Nusa Lembongan, a small island off Bali’s southeast coast, has fast become an Instagram hotspot 

When the waves smash the rocks and blast a spray of water skyward, it provides a beautiful backdrop for selfies

When the waves smash the rocks and blast a spray of water skyward, it provides a beautiful backdrop for selfies

Chinese tourist Li Huiling, 38, was swept away from the cliff in August while she was taking a selfie. 

Her death was witnessed by 42-year-old food stall operator, Eka, who carried vests and buoys entrusted to her by local authorities.  

‘I was here when it happened, and a tour guide came asking for a lifebuoy, so I gave it to him and we ran to the spot, but the [victim’s lifeless body] was already floating by the time we got there,’ Eka told Coconuts Bali

In the last two years, seven people have been swept from the cliff and three people have died and locals and police have urged tourists to stay away

In the last two years, seven people have been swept from the cliff and three people have died and locals and police have urged tourists to stay away

Chinese tourist Li Huiling, 38, was swept away from the cliff in August while she was taking a selfie

Chinese tourist Li Huiling, 38, was swept away from the cliff in August while she was taking a selfie

Indian tourist, Aditya Kaushal, 23, was also swept from the edge of the cliff when he was hit by a massive wave on May 7. 

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Mr Kaushal and a friend were also taking a selfie at the time of the incident. 

Five months after his death, his body has not been found. 

‘Myself and my wife, we have to find our son. We will not agree to this until [our] last day. Either we find him, or we find his body. We should find [something],’ Mr Kaushal’s father, Avtar, said. 

Nusa Penida sub-district police chief, I Komang Reka Sanjaya, said some bodies have not been found because the waves and currents are too strong to navigate. 

He said police have tried to convince tourists to stay away. 

‘Some tourists are difficult; they don’t pay attention to their safety for the sake of capturing the moment,’ he said. 

Indian tourist, Aditya Kaushal, 23, was also swept from the edge of the cliff when he was hit by a massive wave on May 7

Indian tourist, Aditya Kaushal, 23, was also swept from the edge of the cliff when he was hit by a massive wave on May 7

Nusa Penida sub-district police chief, I Komang Reka Sanjaya, said some bodies have not been found because the waves and currents are too strong to navigate. He said police have tried to convince tourists to stay away

Nusa Penida sub-district police chief, I Komang Reka Sanjaya, said some bodies have not been found because the waves and currents are too strong to navigate. He said police have tried to convince tourists to stay away

Injuries are also commonplace at Devil’s Tear as tourists taking selfies are regularly knocked to their knees by blasts of water from waves crashing onto the rocks. 

There are no police permanently stationed at Devil’s Tear, no lifeguards and there were not any safety railings until a few weeks ago.  

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