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15th April 2013, 09:00 PM #1
Two Explosions Rock Boston Marathon
BBC reports that the finish line of the Boston Marathon has been hit by two explosions coming from nearby hotels. The street was very busy when the two explosions happened in quick succession, no cause identified yet.
Stay safe American posters!
BBC footage here: BBC News - LIVE: Boston Marathon explosions
15th April 2013, 09:38 PM #2
Many of the newsfeeds carrying this story have disclaimers attached to them warning of graphic or strongly graphic content.
The explosions occurred near the finish line of the marathon.
Currently reporting 2 dead and 23 injured. The authorities expect these figures to rise.
15th April 2013, 10:52 PM #3
Last edited by Arthur; 15th April 2013 at 11:21 PM.
16th April 2013, 08:03 AM #4
3 dead, including an 8 year old boy. 100+ injured, including 15+ amputations.
I just don't understand how people can do this. How does blowing innocent civilians up make sense at all?
16th April 2013, 08:05 AM #5
absolutely horrific stuff I thought watching the news when I awoke this morning, dont get how anyone could do this either.
16th April 2013, 08:06 AM #6
found on Twitter
For Boston Marathon, contact your friends and family for free via your browser at Call Your Family - Boston Marathon . Keep cell lines clear.
16th April 2013, 08:08 AM #7
That injury toll climbed! It was 23 when I went to sleep last night.
16th April 2013, 08:49 AM #8
Google has a very handy person finder too...
Originally Posted by JJonas
16th April 2013, 10:33 AM #9
The Foreign Office has issued a police emergency hotline for friends and relatives: 00 1 617 635 4500
The Foreign Office: "We're in close contact with local authorities in Boston. Not aware of any British Nationals injured but will continue to monitor situation."
16th April 2013, 11:26 AM #10
Because it engenders fear and panic, which is what they want, and also hits the country by affecting tourism.
Originally Posted by localzuk
16th April 2013, 12:34 PM #11
I flew in at 1pm EST, to Boston Logan Airport, drove past right when this happened more or less. In my hotel last night I was talking for hours with runners, friends and family who were there. The Mobile network we shut for a while and flights out grounded...
16th April 2013, 01:12 PM #12
The normal thing to assume with this now would be a terrorist attack...but no group has, as of yet come forward to claim responsibility/credit for it. Maybe the work of one or 2 "nutjobs" but speculation aside I hope they find whoever is responsible and punish them in whatever way they can.
We only have a reletivly short time on this earth, there is no need to fill it with hate and fear
18th April 2013, 11:40 AM #13
Take a look at this site:
4chan ThinkTank - Imgur
18th April 2013, 11:44 AM #14
Found that collection of images last night through a Reddit thread.
18th April 2013, 12:01 PM #15
Obama coming into Logan today... I wanna fly home... please don't let security be too bad!
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