Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Deadly Explosions at Boston Marathon


Boston Explosions

Boston police said three people were killed. Hospitals reported at least 134 injured, at least 15 of them critically. The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to amputations. Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds. Some suffered ruptured eardrums.

"They just started bringing people in with no limbs,'' said runner Tim Davey, of Virginia. He said he and his wife tried to keep their children's eyes shielded from the gruesome scene inside a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but "they saw a lot."

Edward Davis, Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, told Al Jazeera that the department is on high alert. "All sworn personnel are working around the clock, with 12 hour shifts in effect. Their days off, cancelled".

LWDLIK - This is horrendous!  I have heard on the news that many runners continued running to donate blood at the local hospital.


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