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Boston Marathon bombs: all the facts

by | 16th, April 2013

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* THREE people have been killed by explosions at the Boston Marathon. Seventeen are in a critical condition. Many more are hurt.

* There were two explosions, 17 seconds apart.

* Witnesses reported a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the finishing line.

* One of the dead is Martin Richard, an eight-year-old boy, 8, who was waiting at the finish line for his father, Bill Martin. The boy’s father and sister are “grievously injured”. The family live in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

* A woman in her twenties is dead.

* The youngest victim is a two-year-old boy, who is in hospital with head injuries. (See above. Image posted on Twitter with father’s permission.)

* The FBI are seeking a “darker-skinned or black male”.

* People were injured by flaying ball bearings.

* So far, at least ten people have lost limbs.

* The attack took place on Patriots’ Day, which marks the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

Photos of the horror are here.



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