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Two Explosions Reported at Boston Marathon Finish Line

Posted by: Drew Beringer (04/15/13)
Reports are filing in that two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line today. If you live in the Boston/New England area, we hope you are safe.

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12:18 PM on 04/15/13
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WTF??!!!!
12:21 PM on 04/15/13
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helicopters and police sirens everywhere, shits crazy
12:22 PM on 04/15/13
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Insane, I hope everyone involved is alright.
12:23 PM on 04/15/13
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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.


6 injuries so far.
12:23 PM on 04/15/13
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Deadspin has some images of the finish line area.. quite a bit of blood and whatnot. Reports of lost limbs etc. Hoping it's nothing more than just injuries and not casualties. This is nuts.
12:24 PM on 04/15/13
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Completely insane. I was lying in bed with my window open and heard one explosion, followed by another. Once I heard the sirens start up I knew something was awful. The streets here are in panic, going insane. Too many people to be told where to go. I went outside to see if I could see anything but the entire area is blocked off. My prayers are with anyone injured & their families.
12:25 PM on 04/15/13
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12:26 PM on 04/15/13
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"Witnesses said several victims lost limbs"


Man, I feel terrible thinking about that. Hope people are ok
12:26 PM on 04/15/13
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Damn, I have some friends in there. Hopefully everyone is okay. No fatalities reported yet.
12:26 PM on 04/15/13
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this is all fucked

JesseRodriguez: New England Cable News reporter on the scene says one person at site of Boston marathon explosion lost both legs
12:28 PM on 04/15/13
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insanity
12:28 PM on 04/15/13
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So gutted to hear this, what the fuck.
12:28 PM on 04/15/13
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This is so fucked up.
12:30 PM on 04/15/13
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Jesus Christ. Praying for people there...have friends running. There are some gruesome, ill-timed photos on twitter already. Conclusions shouldn't be jumped to, but it's rare that two different explosions would occur like this is it was a gasline or generator. Then again, they are talking about manholes bursting. Far too soon. Hoping this wasn't an act of terror.

Thoughts and prayers to Boston
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