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Two bomb blasts during the Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by emzie, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metr...ine/-/11971628/19757044/-/ktnc1wz/-/index.htm

    So, clearly terrorism. This could hurt Obama politically.
     
  2. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    My editor tells me the bombs were apparently placed in trash cans, and authorities are concerned there may be others along the course.

    Nobody has been declared dead yet, but this is still totally crazy. Prayers and good thoughts go out.
     
  3. Antilogic

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    About to post a NYTimes link on the same thing. Don't quite know what is going on yet.

    Found a picture:
     
  4. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    This could have been a lot worse. Possibly could still get worse. As a runner, this makes me angry.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It looks like there are several wounded, people are being treated at the field hospital set up for the marathon runners. No idea how many people died yet.
     
  7. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Boston Police reporting 3 have died.
     
  8. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    A possible third device is being investigated at the Lenox Hotel, which is now being evacuated. Apparently other secondary devices were found near the finish line that were unexploded, but removed safely by police.
     
  9. ace99

    ace99 Deity

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    Weak bombs, didn't even shatter the glass of a nearby store. I hear 12 injuries, mostly minor, none dead. Some cuts on heads and legs.
     
  10. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    There are pictures moving around, plus live TV coverage, that clearly show some dudes lost their legs.
     
  11. ace99

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    Bloomberg News is downplaying it, all older footage, nothing close. Have some guy on the phone who was a witness saying he saw some injuries. What are you watching?
     
  12. Antilogic

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    DT, is that published? I have been searching and can't find new info.

    Reddit source suggests 3 dead, 20+ injured.
     
  13. ace99

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    4 ppl being treated at Mass General.

    Still no word of fatalities here.
     
  14. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I'm primarily using twitter. Some quotes from my timeline:

    @JoshElliottABC

    Per MassGen Hospital spokesperson, race's med tent has people w/ severed limbs, children w/ severe burns. Also being used as morgue area.

    Clay Hall ‏@claywsyx6

    Per @ABC injuries range from severed limbs to severe burns after two explosions occured near finish line @ Boston Marathon.

    Tim Williams ‏@12thmanTim

    #BREAKINGNEWS: Witness says at least 100 people came in with injuries after explosions at Boston Marathon. LIVE: http://cbsloc.al/orDBFn

    Chris Faraone ‏@Fara1

    Police officer near Boston Marathon finish line: 'There are secondary devices that have been found and are unexploded.'
     
  15. Antilogic

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    Side note: this is just a short 15 minute walk away from my office. Don't want to get in the way of emergency services, though.
     
  16. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    BBC, AJE, and CNN are only reporting injuries so far, no dead yet.

    Though their websites might just be slow on the uptake. This is clearly developing fast.
     
  17. ace99

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    Bah Twitter. You might as well ask the homeless guy on the street corner.

    Some of the injuries look pretty bad.
     
  18. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Those weren't just random people tweeting, those were journalists.

    FWIW, Fox News is the one reporting deaths.
     
  19. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    Did you hear the explosion?
     
  20. Antilogic

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    No, the bombs weren't that strong. I can't see the smoke from my place either, but there are several tall buildings in the way.
     

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