Hundreds mourn Bali victim

Hundreds of people were today gathering on a beach to commemorate the life of Bali terrorist bomb victim Marc Gajardo.

Hundreds of people were today gathering on a beach to commemorate the life of Bali terrorist bomb victim Marc Gajardo.

The 30-year-old surfing enthusiast was among scores of people who died in the blast which wrecked the Sari nightclub earlier this month.

Mr Gajardo, whose parents Ray, 64, and Carole, 59, live at Carnon Downs near Truro, Cornwall, UK, was on holiday with his 22-year-old girlfriend Hanabeth Luke, with whom he had been living in Australia.

Miss Luke, whose parents emigrated to Australia four years ago, and whose grandmother lives in St Agnes, Cornwall, survived the nightclub blast and was led to safety.

The couple were returning to their home in Australia via Bali when the tragedy happened.

Miss Luke, a student, is expected to be at the ceremony which takes place at Porthtowan, a popular surfing beach in Cornwall, from 3pm.

Mr Gajardo’s parents are expected to be joined at the ceremony, which will feature a bonfire, by members of the surfing community.

Earlier this month scores of people signed a book of condolence at St Agnes parish church.

After the tragedy Mr and Mrs Gajardo said their world had ‘‘absolutely disintegrated.’’

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