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VIDEO: Boston Marathon marred with two explosions; at least 3 reported dead

BOSTON (PIX11) — Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have left several injured and at least three dead, published reports say.

The pair of explosions happened just before 3 p.m. Monday near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

Video of the blasts show that they occurred within 15 seconds apart. Emergency crews were seen tending to victims amid the chaos.

Gruesome images of the scene first surfaced on Twitter where blood stained the pavement and sidewalks of the finish line.

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3 Comments to “VIDEO: Boston Marathon marred with two explosions; at least 3 reported dead”

    Imran Khan said:
    April 15, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    What possible reason could someone have to bomb a bunch of people just enjoying a sporting event? What animal that passes for human could even come up with that idea?

    This one sounds like it’s particularly vicious. I hope they catch the animal who did this.Our hearts are with the runners, the spectators, and the families of everyone affected by the #BostonMarathon tragedy today.Metro North trains out of New Haven will have increased security after #Bostonmarathon explosion.We are praying for those at the #BostonMarathon & their families Help for coping w/ disasters (and how to help kids) Harvard contact just told me Harvard just got bomb threats; they're shutting down parts of the university

    Joseph Byczek said:
    April 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I'm glad that it happened.

    Ron said:
    April 16, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    still in total shock about all this going on, Its time for the US to relieze that we are not as safe as we thought, and need to be more alert to strange behaviors at major events..

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