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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Currently reporting 2 dead and 23 injured. The authorities expect these figures to rise.
    2 dead, 22 injured and 10 people losing limbs.

    deadspin.com/explosions-reported-at-the-boston-marathon-473008941 (obviously do not click links if you don't like blood)
    reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/1ceng3/boston_marathon_explosion_nsfw_gore/



    Suspect arrested?

    Last edited by Arthur; 16th April 2013 at 12:21 AM.

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    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?

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    absolutely horrific stuff I thought watching the news when I awoke this morning, dont get how anyone could do this either.

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    For Boston Marathon, contact your friends and family for free via your browser at Call Your Family - Boston Marathon . Keep cell lines clear.

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    That injury toll climbed! It was 23 when I went to sleep last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    For Boston Marathon, contact your friends and family for free via your browser
    Google has a very handy person finder too...

    google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions

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    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    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?
    Because it engenders fear and panic, which is what they want, and also hits the country by affecting tourism.

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    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...

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    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

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    Wow!

    Take a look at this site:

    4chan ThinkTank - Imgur

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    Obama coming into Logan today... I wanna fly home... please don't let security be too bad!



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