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    Explosion near the finish line of Boston Marathon (threads merged)


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    Explosions reported at finish line area of Boston Marathon-multiple injuries

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    The Boston Globe ‏@BostonGlobe 18m
    BREAKING NEWS: Multiple people injured near the Boston Marathon finish line after explosion

    The Associated Press ‏@AP 10m
    Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line, bloody spectators being carried to the medical tent for runners: http://apne.ws/116rFj6 -BW

    The National Memo ‏@NationalMemo 1m
    BREAKING: Two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line. Here's what we know so far. http://fb.me/1w3CMY7Lg

    BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking 8m
    Bloodied people taken to medical tent after two explosions near Boston Marathon. "Lot of people down" runner tells AP http://bbc.in/Zt18t2
    OMG, I used to live in Boston & have watched the race from Back Bay. I am just SICK to hear about these explosions! Thoughts are with all in Boston.
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    I'm watching it on tv right now but couldn't understand what is going in.
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    They're reporting two explosions, seconds apart. It was very close to the finish line. NBC is providing live coverage.
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    One of my good friends volunteered at the finish line last year & she was volunteering again this year. No idea where & I am yet to hear back from her. Must not panic, must not panic.

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    I'm totally shocked. What on earth is happening?
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    Zoomed in photo of explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon http://twitpic.com/cjmdns

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    Watching now...praying for all affected by the incident.

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    I hope everyone is safe and sound. These runners had to work so hard just to enter the race and finishing should have been a moment of joy, not sorrow.

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    Praying for your friend, ioana, and for all the rest.
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    wow, reports coming in are crazy...reports of at least 2 who have lost limbs, at least 12 seriously injured, another hotel just put on lockdown, and Mile 26 had been dedicated to Newtown, several Newtown families were sitting very close to the explosion (first one?). unbelievable
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    RT @jbendery jesus RT @Fara: Police officer near finish line: 'There are secondary devices that have been found and are unexploded.'

    The Boston Globe ‏@BostonGlobe 4m
    From our Steve Silva, on scene: "Blood everywhere, victims carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg, people are crying"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    One of my good friends volunteered at the finish line last year & she was volunteering again this year. No idea where & I am yet to hear back from her. Must not panic, must not panic.
    I hope your friend is okay.

    I have a friend who posted this morning on facebook she was going down to watch, but I have no idea where. Because of crowds, it seems the chance she was at the finish line is small, but I hope she facebooks again soon! (ETA: She hasn't yet but another friend of hers posted that she contacted her. So she's accounted for.)

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    I hope your friend is ok ioana. Just what could people have against a MARATHON, of all things? Sick fcuks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    Just what could people have against a MARATHON, of all things? Sick fcuks.
    Large notable gathering of people. Probably had nothing to do with the event itself. Absolutely ridiculous that things like this happen. It just makes me so sad.

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    From @ABC: Mass General Hospital confirming 2 dead from Boston Marathon explosions.

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    I just discovered this while reading news during my lunchbreak. There are a lot of sick minded people out there. I wonder if this may be a terrorist attack?

    I am so sorry for all those affected by this. This is horrible.

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    Boston.com is liveblogging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Large notable gathering of people. Probably had nothing to do with the event itself.
    Yeah, you're right.

    But on a related note, what could people have against Boston? It's probably the least uncontroversial of major American cities.

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    I'm horrified for my city.

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