Boston Bombing Video, Photos: Boston Marathon 2013 Explosions Near Finish Line Leaves 2 Dead
on Apr 15, 2013 04:21 PM EDT
Boston Police department confirmed that 22 are injured and two dead following bomb explosions on Monday at the Boston Marathon.
Two explosions took place around 3 p..m, within second of each other, on Monday at the Boston Marathon. The first runners in the marathon crossed the finish line around noon. Boston Police Department said two explosions took place on Boyleston street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
"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, said. "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."
Tufts Medical Center confirmed that nine victims have been taken there.
The headquarters of the Boston Marathon is on lockdown following two explosions near the finish line, according to Reuters.
"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."
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