Tourist dies after her stomach ruptures during Bali holiday

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A tourist in Bali has died days after her husband made a desperate plea for blood donors in a bid to save her life.

Eliska Frank, 33, from the Czech Republic, was rushed to hospital in Kuta during her second week of her holiday on Saturday after her stomach ruptured, causing serious internal bleeding.

Her husband Martin Frank travelled to the holiday destination from Prague when hearing the news of his wife’s condition and pleaded online for help finding a blood match.

“Hello, I am trying to find anybody with Blood A- or 0- to donor blood to my wife. She is on Intensive care unit at BIMC Hospital Kuta and she needs blood,” he wrote in an expat Facebook group.

“We are desperate.”

Czech woman Eliska Frank pictured with her husband Martin on a beach.
Eliska Frank pictured with her husband Martin. Source: Facebook/ Milos Kos

His call for help was responded by dozens of people and he announced on Monday that they had received three units of blood and his wife would undergo surgery.

“I believe everything will be OK,” he said on Facebook, thanking locals, Australians and those from his native country for their support.

But her condition worsened, and after reported complications thanks to pancreatic cancer recurrence, she remained in a critical condition following surgery, Czech media reported.

On Thursday, news appeared on Facebook that Ms Frank had died in hospital before Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman, Zuzana Stichova, confirmed the death of Ms Frank.

The BIMC Hospital Ms Frank was admitted to on Saturday in Kuta, Bali.
The BIMC Hospital Ms Frank was admitted to on Saturday. Source: Google Maps

"We received information on the death of a Czech citizen in Bali on Thursday from our embassy," Ms Stichova told Czech publication iDNES.

An emotional Facebook post from friend Milos Kos revealed that her “heart stopped” and she had died in hospital on Thursday.

“I thought I wouldn't have to write this message,” he said.

“Thank you so much to all who helped.”

He asked people to share a thought for Mr Frank during his ordeal.

“It's too hard for him,” Mr Kos wrote.

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