Monday, April 15, 2013


Two people were killed and at least 22 people were injured in two explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon steps away from the finish line. The blasts happened at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. Bloody spectators were carried away from the area, and witnesses said several victims lost limbs. Boston police said two people died, and at least 22 were injured. "I was turning the corner. I was near the Hynes (Convention) Center. I saw two explosions. I just turned around and ran. It was a fireball -- a huge fireball," one runner said. The first explosion happened across from the Lenox Hotel, and the second blast was about 15 seconds later, witnesses said. White smoke could be seen rising from the blasts, and witnesses said the impact of the explosions could be felt blocks away.

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