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Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 8:16 pm

2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
This story is still breaking...but so far there have been injuries. Hope none of our members or their families have been caught up in the explosions. :fingerscrossed:

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/t/story...-line-18960342

materialcontroller Apr 15th 2013 8:38 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Nasty business indeed. Lets hope it doesn't get any more serious.

Pollyana Apr 15th 2013 8:39 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Believed three dead so far, people being taken to emergency rooms. Judging by the live pics the casualty figure is bound to rise :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22160978

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 8:40 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 10660787)
Believed three dead so far, people being taken to emergency rooms. Judging by the live pics the casualty figure is bound to rise :(

No info on any deaths here. Several seriously injured.

Bob Apr 15th 2013 8:41 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/explo...arathon-2013-4

I know a few folks who were out there, not quite at the finish line but in the vicinity as well as a lot of friends along the route through the towns.

Making it all very weird and surreal from such a happy event that had been such a great day :(

Bob Apr 15th 2013 8:42 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Some folks are saying a few deaths, locally and some of the pics on twitter are pretty grim, with that much body damage, there's bound to be deaths :(

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 8:43 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 10660791)
http://www.businessinsider.com/explo...arathon-2013-4

I know a few folks who were out there, not quite at the finish line but in the vicinity as well as a lot of friends along the route through the towns.

Making it all very weird and surreal from such a happy event that had been such a great day :(

Wow that link does state 3 deaths. I have CNN on and no deaths have been mentioned.

Pollyana Apr 15th 2013 8:47 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 10660792)
Some folks are saying a few deaths, locally and some of the pics on twitter are pretty grim, with that much body damage, there's bound to be deaths :(

Those first twitter pics were awful, very graphic.

ian-mstm Apr 15th 2013 8:50 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
The Boston Globe tweets: "Update: 2 powerful explosions detonated in quick succession leaving at least dozens of people wounded, some of them with dismemberment"

Horrid!

Ian

christmasoompa Apr 15th 2013 8:57 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Bloody awful. :(

Hubby is running the London marathon on Sunday, something like this happening at a supposedly 'fun' occasion is just horrendous.

Pollyana Apr 15th 2013 9:10 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Boston Police Dept - confirm (currently) 2 dead, 22 injured. (source BBC)

civilservant Apr 15th 2013 9:12 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Posted in the Trailer Park - please merge.

Thoughts to the families of those affected :(

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 9:13 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 10660837)
Posted in the Trailer Park - please merge.

Thoughts to the families of those affected :(

I've already closed the thread.

dakota44 Apr 15th 2013 9:16 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10660795)
Wow that link does state 3 deaths. I have CNN on and no deaths have been mentioned.

CNN with Wolfe Schnauzer-face is usually off the mark. Watching on BBC and Fox. There was also a report of a suspicious device at a hotel. Hopefully there is nothing to it and no more to come. Thankfully no secondary devices to take out the first responders. so far. OK, Fox just jumped the shark by interviewing that arsewipe Arpaio about this.

civilservant Apr 15th 2013 9:21 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
BBC now carrying video of the first explosion.


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