(Source: The Star Online)

Five more people have been confirmed killed in the separate explosions at Ritz Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta on Friday morning.

This brought the death toll to nine people and 50 people injured.

The first blast took place at 7:55am Jakarta time (8:55am Malaysian time) and minutes later the second one occurred before the hotels were open.

The two hotels were located facing each other.

“Two explosions have taken place in two locations,” south Jakarta district police Commissioner Firmnan said.

Read the full article “Death toll in hotel explosions rises to nine, 50 injured” in The Star Online (July 17, 2009).

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