UPDATE: 200 Feared Dead In Twin Bomb Blast In Jos (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: 200 Feared Dead In Twin Bomb Blast In Jos (PHOTOS)

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There has been two explosions, suspected to be car bombs, in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

According to eyewitnesses, the heavy explosions were heard at about 2:55 pm around the Jos Main Market, between Railway Terminus and temporary site of the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

Scene of Jos bomb blast. May 20, 2014
Scene of Jos bomb blast. May 20, 2014

An eyewitness who spoke with The Trent said there are casualties but the number cannot be a ascertained.

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Security agencies have arrived the scene of the blast.

Update at 5:20 pm, May 20, 2014.

Eyewitness said the explosions shook the entire area causing major panic in the area.

The bombs were primed to inflict maximum casualties as they exploded few minutes apart, Sahara Reporters reports

The source reports that over 200 people were killed. The explosion shook the entire area.

According to reports, the first explosion was from a Peugeot J5 van, with registration number XG 148 BLD, while the second blast was carried out with a Toyota van, with a Gombe state license plate number.

An eyewitness who spoke with Sahara Reporters said that the Toyota van had been abandoned since 6:00 a. m. Tuesday morning.

The source reports that about five residents of the area had informed police officials about the mysterious and mysterious van parked in their area, but no police arrived at the scene and nothing was done about it.

A beeping sound was heard right before the explosions, residents say.

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