Brit woman reveals boyfriend proposed to her moments before Bali earthquake

A British woman caught in an horrific earthquake in Bali said her partner popped the question just minutes before it hit.

Cally Charles, from Devon and her partner Ashley Knight, 23, were on holiday in the Indonesian capital when the magnitude 7 quake struck, killing at least three people.

The couple were in a lift at their hotel in the coastal resort of Jimbaran when it happened, Cally describing the impact as "the scariest moment of my life".

Describing their lucky escape, the 23-year-old said: "Five minutes before the earthquake my boyfriend proposed on the beach.

"The whole lift was shaking," she continued. "We got to the top level of our hotel (rooftop bar) people were holding onto tables and chairs.

"We ran down the stairs to the lobby where loads of people were stood outside. It was the scariest moment of my life."

The earthquake, which sparked a tsunami warning which was later stood down, struck at the same location that was hit by a 6.4-magnitude quake that killed 14 people last week.

Tourists in nearby Bali described the horror of aftershocks which were felt by celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen and Gary Barlow.

The Take That star tweeted that he was "shaken up" after the magnitude-7 quake struck at 7.45pm local time, claiming three lives.

Panicked holidaymakers and locals rushed into the streets amid fears buildings would collapse.

Many Brits took to social media following the quake including Barlow.

He tweeted: "Thank you for your concern – we’re all fine – a bit shaken up."

Writing to Mirror Online from the town of Ubud in Bali, Kate Dunlop said people had started to run out into the street.

She wrote: "It was scary seeing everyone flee like that. In the street, we could still feel the earth trembling under our feet.

"As I type, we are now experiencing a little aftershock."

Tourist Hannah Small, from Bournemouth, told Mirror Online: "We are saying in Ubud, our whole hotel was shaking and parts of the ceiling and walls were falling down. It was awful, we rushed from the third floor to reach safety!"

Terrified tourists also shared their experiences on social media.

Bali earthquake: ‘Scary’ 7-magnitude tremor hits Indonesia sparking fear of tsunami

Teresa Palmer posted on Twitter: "Woah! Anyone else feel that earthquake in Bali? Hope everyone is okay. Staying in a treehouse and we were SWAYING!"

And Natasha Hussain wrote: "Earthquake in Bali for one minute, at around 7:45pm local time. We were in the car, road was jammed. Everyone ran out of their cars to the side of the road. Nervous atmosphere."

Another Bali resident posted: "Back in the house now. That was an attention getter. Strongest quake we’ve felt in the 13 years we’ve been here. Much stronger than the last one in Lombok that we felt in Bali Hope everyone in Lombok is safe."

The United States Geological Survey has said it was a 7-magnitude quake which struck at Indonesia’s Lombok island, sending tremors across the region.

The tsunami warning issued in the aftermath covers North Lombok, East and North Bali, the north side of East Java, Southeast Madura, South Kalimantan, and South Sulawesi.

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