1. Beauty blogger electrocuted on holiday in Bali.
An Indonesian beauty blogger has died in a luxury hotel in Bali after allegedly being electrocuted by a faulty shower.
Rini Cesillia had travelled from her home in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a holiday on the popular island.
Friends of the 26-year-old became worried when she didn’t answer her phone.
Her friend Maria Istella Bambang, 20, went into the hotel room and saw water spilling out of the bathroom onto the bedroom floor, the Daily Mail reports.
Ms Bambang found Ms Cesillia naked lying unconscious on the bathroom floor, clutching the shower hose, with burn marks on her chest.
Police believe that Rini died after being electrocuted in the shower and have sent her body for a post mortem examination.
2. Russian Hunger Games-style reality TV show to air.
A Russian reality TV show, announced as allowing “fighting, murder and rape” will see contestants armed with knives and dumped in the wild to battle bears, wolves and freezing temperatures.
The contest, called Game2 Winter will see 30 participants left in the Siberian wilderness for a nine-month survival test in temperatures sinking to minus 40C or lower, News.com.au reports.
UK newspaper The Sun described the “Hunger Games-style” contest, that will see people from different countries fighting for a £1.3 million prize (AUD$1.8 million). The men and women will be issued with knives and be expected to hunt and fish for food to stay alive.
According to the TV show’s rules, “everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything”.
However, the contest’s creator, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky said he won’t take responsibility for what happens to the contestants – Russian criminal laws will still apply.
“We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped,” the 35-year-old said.
“We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelled out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show.”
He said contestants are told if there is proof of criminality “the police will come and take you away”.
3. Nine-year-old girl’s death ‘preventable’, inquest hears.
Leila Baartse-Harkin’s family have been told the nine-year-old’s death was preventable during the coronial inquest that will wrap up today.
Leila fell from a swing and suffered a perforated bowel and peritonitis that went undiagnosed two days after falling from a swing at her school in Strathalbyn in October 2015.
The inquest has heard her death was preventable, and there were “serious failures” in the care she received.
Counsel assisting the coroner, Naomi Kereru, told the inquest in her closing submissions that Leila did have the perforated bowel when she presented at the Women’s and Children’s hospital and it should have been identified. Doctors at the hospital have claimed the opposite.
“I ask Your Honour to make the finding that Leila’s death was preventable,” Ms Kereru told the inquest.
The inquest which began in December last year will wrap up on Friday.
Deputy state coroner Anthony Schapel will then consider whether her bowel was perforated when examined at the hospital or whether she developed it later as her treating doctors claim.