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Jakarta Post

BREAKING NEWS: Eyewitness hears "two explosions" erupt in East Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 24, 2017   /   10:59 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Eyewitness hears Police reroute traffic and clear the area nearby the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta following bomb blasts on Wednesday evening. (courtesy of/twitter TMC Polda)

An eyewitness has told a TV station over the phone that he heard two explosions erupt at a Transjakarta bus stop nearby the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday evening.

Joni told MetroTV that the traffic was busy when the first blast erupted.

"The situation turned chaotic and then the second explosion was heard," Joni said.

Body parts have been spotted at the blast scene, Joni said, adding that people injured in the blast have been taken to a nearby hospital.

Some of those injured are thought to be police officers.

A police bomb squad has been deployed and the blast scene has been cordoned off.

The police have yet confirm whether the explosions have caused any fatalities.  

Meanwhile, Transjakarta spokesman Wibowo said no Transjakarta passengers were injured in the explosions.

However, he said the impact of the explosions had ripped through nearby a bus shelter, shattering the windowpanes. 

Transjakarta has now redirected several bus routes to avoid the blast scene. (dmr)