Australian woman killed in Bali landslide alongside her Dutch partner identified as Angelina Smith

Peta Rasdien
The Nightly
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Angelina Smith and her partner Luciano Kross died in a  landslide in Bali.
Angelina Smith and her partner Luciano Kross died in a landslide in Bali. Credit: Supplied

An Australian woman killed alongside her partner when the villa they were staying in was swept away in a landslide in Bali has been identified as Angelina Smith.

Ms Smith, 47, and her Dutch partner Luciano Kross are believed to have been sleeping when disaster struck about 4am on Thursday, when heavy rain caused a 30m landslide.

The pair, who live in Bali along with Mr Kross’ two sons, were on a mountain getaway staying in the Yeh Bat villa in picturesque Jatiluwih village, about 50km north of the island’s capital Denpasar.

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Authorities told local media the couple were buried by a 30m landslide about 4am. Their bodies have since been recovered.

Ms Smith was a permanent resident of the United States but spent much of her time in Indonesia.

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday night said it was providing consular assistance to her family.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time,” a department spokeswoman said.

“Owing to our privacy obligations we are unable to provide further comment.”

Disaster struck about 4am when heavy rain caused a 30m landslide. 
Disaster struck about 4am when heavy rain caused a 30m landslide.  Credit: Supplied

Landslides, flooding and fallen trees are common hazards in parts of Indonesia during heavy rainfall.

Jatiluwih is known for its picturesque rice terraces.

— with AAP

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