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Rickh 04-15-2013 02:20 PM

Explosion reported at finish line of Boston Marathon
Witnesses: 2 explosions heard at finish line of Boston Marathon - U.S. News

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:21 PM

Explosion at Boston Marathon

'Dozens' Reportedly Injured
A Boston Globe staffer told Fox News that dozens have been injured.

The network showed raw footage from the scene. You could hear people calling for help, "need help here."

"Oh my god they're dead," one man says off-camera, as sirens blare in the background.

Boston Marathon Explosion: Multiple Injuries After Incident Near Finish Line

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:26 PM

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SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:27 PM

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SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:33 PM

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DEVELOPING: Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.
Witnesses reportedly heard two booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.
"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something...There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.

Read more: Explosions reported near finish line of Boston Marathon | Fox News

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:39 PM

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Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

A U.S. official says at least a dozen people were injured with no confirmed fatalities, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

WBZ-TV says the medical tent near the end of the marathon course has been filled with many people who have been "gravely injured."

Watch live finish line camera here on CBS Boston
Competitors and race organizers 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.

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 thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, according to Lis Hughes, who was near the scene covering the marathon.

There were two "incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart," according to WBZ-TV's Lis Hughes.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "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."

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line - CBS News

saintfan 04-15-2013 02:43 PM

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People suck. They just absolutely suck.

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 02:43 PM

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CBS News Live Video - CBS News

Rickh 04-15-2013 02:46 PM

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No word on casualties yet, this is absolutely horrible

Danno 04-15-2013 02:48 PM

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Gas line explosions, or were these bombs?

Do they know yet?

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