Explosions At Boston Marathon Run
At least 23 people are injured and two dead after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The Boston Globe reported that 90 people were injured. The injuries include dismemberment, witnesses said.
Authorities are telling Boston residents to stay home and avoid crowds as they try to "stabilize" the situation.
Two large explosions, just 50 yards apart, went off shortly before 3pm ET, more than four hours into the race. One of the explosions happened near the entrance of the Fairmont Copley Hotel, in Copley Square. The blast scattered hundreds of onlookers and runners, and left a bloody scene of injured spectators. Local news reporter Jackie Bruno wrote that she saw some people with their limbs blown off. The Boston Police said it is looking for video footage taken from the finish line as part of its investigation.
What is wrong with people?! How sad. The violence is in many places today. This world is getting crazier everyday! People can't even have a marathon without getting blown up! Who did this?! Prayers to everyone..