Twin explosions at Boston marathon finish line

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  1. Das ka das

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    BOSTON - Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.
    Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.
    "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina.
    He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.
    About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line.
    Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

    Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line
     
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    Watching on CNN, still not sure source of explosions.

    3 dead 30 injured.
     
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    Twin bomb blasts in Boston

    Chaos as twin blasts rock Boston Marathon

    Date: April 16 2013


    Two explosions have shattered the finish of the Boston Marathon, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 40 kilometre race were rerouted away from the smoking site.

    Competitors and race volunteers were crying as they fled the chaos.

    Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

    ‘‘There are a lot of people down,’’ said one man, whose bib No.17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina.

    He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg.

    A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

    Neither race officials nor public officials could immediately estimate the number or degree of injuries.

    About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion just before the finish line.Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

    Smoke rose from the blasts, fluttering through the national flags lining the route of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon.

    TV helicopter footage showed blood staining the pavement in the popular shopping and tourist area known as the Back Bay.

    ‘‘There are people who are really, really bloody,’’ said Laura McLean, a runner from Toronto, who was in the medical tent being treated for dehydration when she was pulled out to make room for victims of the explosions.

    ‘‘They were pulling them into the medical tent.’’

    Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.

    ‘‘I was expecting my husband any minute,’’ she said. ‘‘I don’t know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don’t know what it was. I just ducked.’’

    - AP

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    How many of you are willing to bet this has some paki connection?
     
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    They say it was bombs.
     
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    naah , it has very powerful friends in the US of A who will be working full time to protect it :tsk:
     
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    I am sickened that you would use this tragedy to point fingers in the absence of proof. What is wrong with you?
     
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    My thoughts go out to those killed and wounded by the tragedy, as well as their families and the city of Boston as a whole.

    Fond memories of the city. I remember holding hands with my second girlfriend in Copley Square after the Harvard Debate Tournament, under the gentle snow of a New England February. She was from Delhi, and we stood there sipping hot chocolate and talking about what we would do when we grew up.
     
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    What a tragedy.
     
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    pakis or no pakis involved in this blast.....If west wants to remain safe they should deport all islamic pakis back to the islamic pakistan!
     
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    Reported for blatant racism.
     
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    12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, suspect identified and being guarded in hospital - NYPOST.com

     
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    This is the first major terrorist attack in the US since the failed 2010 NY bombing by Paki Faisal Shahzad. It's a good thing that whoever did it was pretty stupid since the bombs went off more than an hour after most people crossed the finish line. If they had gone off at the starting line around the time the marathon started, there would have been many more casualties.
     
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    Looks like a puny bomb...not much explosive power.

    I'm surprised ......12 dead and 50 injured?
     
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    [tweet]323903239286308864[/tweet]
     
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    Breaking: Authorities ID a Saudi national as a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital - NYPOST.com
     
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    You are a fool who thinks pakis are not jihadi minded morons.....go report whatever you want...no doubt xinjiang has the blessings of islamic pakis.....west has to deport all pakis and islamists if they want to live with peace! Period.
     
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