Tragedy has struck the 117th Boston Marathon, as two explosions near the finish line have reportedly resulted in multiple casualties and countless injuries.
Details are still murky on this developing story, but the Boston Globe has announced these staggering figures:
Death toll in Boston Marathon attack rises to three.— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 16, 2013
Gov Patrick: Over 150 people injured in the blasts yesterday— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 16, 2013
WCVB in Boston is reporting that two more devices were dismantled following the first set of explosions:
A senior U.S. intelligence official said two more explosive devices were found near the area, and they were being dismantled.
According to WCVB, the explosions occurred around 2:50 p.m. ET on Boylston Street after most runners had completed the race.
The network also passed along that the injured—some of whom had lost limbs, according to witnesses—were brought to the medical tents that were set up prior to the marathon. CNN has also reported that several victims are being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.
UPDATE: Monday, April 15, at 6:20 p.m. ET by Eric Ball
Lots of rumors today. JFK Library explosion unrelated. No suspect in custody. Important to only report what you know. #marathonbdc— Jennifer Peter (@GlobeJenPeter) April 15, 2013
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Though more details are gradually coming to light, plenty of confusion is still surrounding this incident. As of now, there is only speculation as to the cause of the explosions.
Whatever the case may be, there is obviously great concern over the well-being of everyone injured in the blasts.