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News Explosion reported near Boston Marathon finish line

  1. Apr 15, 2013 #1
    http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Explosion-reported-near-Boston-Marathon-finish-line/-/11971628/19757044/-/odjbsx/-/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 [Broken]

     
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  3. Apr 15, 2013 #2

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    CNN has some video showing the explosion near the finish line as it occurred. Haven't found anything on youtube that is very good yet but one guy already posted a picture with a music track. :confused:

    If you see the explosion near the finish line, look up the street and you can see a second cloud of smoke about a block further down the street.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 #3

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    CNN is now reporting 2 dead and 28 injured.
     
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    Evidently there was a third explosion at the JFK Library.
     
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    fyi, mile 26 was dedicated to the Newton shooting victims. It's also where the VIP section was where the families were watching.
     
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    FB reports from friends in Boston say the cell service has been shut off to avoid more detonations.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 #9
    This is really upsetting. I've run several marathons. I'm usually one of the people that finish in the four to five hour range - which is when the bombs went off. It's the people that aren't professionals, who aren't super athletes, who train to meet a goal or to lose weight or just to do something amazing, who were crossing the finish line when this happened. It really hits close to home.
     
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    Yeah it's disgusting.

    Do you know if any of the athletes were hurt? I saw a picture of a guy who got his legs blown off. I think he was a spectator or something. But that's just sad.
     
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    Here's some footage (might be disturbing to some):
     
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    NBC is reporting that the library may have just been a normal fire. They are also reporting more than 100 people being treated at hospitals.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2013 #16

    dlgoff

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    Yes. I've heard that also. Let's hope so.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2013 #17

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    Just spoke to my sister in Boston. She knows a bunch of people who were running (she's a marathon runner but did not run it) including two people from her office, all of which apparently were fine.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2013 #18

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    That's just awful.
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2013 #19

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    CNN reported ~110 injured, including a number of children. Eight injured are in critical condition, and about 10 or so in serious condition. One of the dead may be an 8-year old child.
     
  21. Apr 15, 2013 #20
    Yikes apparently my fiance's maid of honor was at the end line 30min before the first explosion. So horrible.
     
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