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Old Apr 15th 2013, 7:16 pm
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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.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/t/story...-line-18960342
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Old Apr 15th 2013, 7:38 pm
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Nasty business indeed. Lets hope it doesn't get any more serious.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Default 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!

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Bloody awful.

Hubby is running the London marathon on Sunday, something like this happening at a supposedly 'fun' occasion is just horrendous.
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Boston Police Dept - confirm (currently) 2 dead, 22 injured. (source BBC)
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Posted in the Trailer Park - please merge.

Thoughts to the families of those affected
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Posted in the Trailer Park - please merge.

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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.

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BBC now carrying video of the first explosion.
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