U.S. Terror Tragedy: Boston Marathon Explosion Bombings Photos and News Links

Here is a collection of photos of the tragic event of April 15, 2013 in Boston, Mass. during the Boston Marathon. There were 100+ injured, and thus far 3 tragic deaths, included among them was an 8yr. old boy named Martin Richard who had barely begun living his life until it was tragically taken away. Over 10,000 runners were participating in the Boston Marathon, it is a highly coveted race, it  is horrible that these terroristic bombings had to happen there.

(Update 1: Other victims who died: 2nd. victim Krystle Campbell, she is described as bright, and had a  bubbly personality. 3rd victim identified as female Lingzu Lu, a Chinese national studying in the U.S. at Boston University)

I have included all photos that I could find, to demonstrate the tragedy of this day. If you see your photo here, and want it removed send me an email or leave a comment saying so, and which photo it is. May those lost rest in peace, and may we find the person or persons that committed this despicable act.

For the latest updates on the Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath go to these sources: Washington Post, ABC News, Day 2RT News, NY Times Day 1, Day 2.

Also, view Youtube’s collection of videos about the Boston Marathon Explosions, and read the Wikipedia page about the bombings, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

“On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon about 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 UTC) on Boylston Street near Copley Square, just before the finish line. The bombs were improvised explosive devices constructed from pressure cookers, explosives, bits of metal, and ball bearings placed in black duffel bags or backpacks.

The bombs went off within 550 feet (170 m) of each other, the first outside a Marathon Sports store at 671 Boylston Street, the second about one block further west of the finish line. Video from the finish line shows about 12 seconds passed between the two blasts. At the time of the first explosion, the race clock at the finish line was showing 04:09:43, meaning 4 hours, 9 minutes, and 43 seconds since the third wave, or group, of runners started the marathon.

The winners had crossed the finish line about two hours earlier; other runners were still coming across. Storefront windows nearby were blown out, and a window on the third floor of theBoston Public Library, across the street from one of the explosions, was damaged.”

Three people were confirmed dead. 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester was killed, while his mother Denise Richard suffered a brain injury and his 6-year-old sister lost a leg. Another of the three dead is 29-year-old Krystle M. Campbell, a restaurant manager from Arlington, Massachusetts.

Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds, which indicated the devices were low to the ground. Some suffered ruptured eardrums. At least 10 of the injured sufferedsevered limbs. Two brothers, aged 33 and 31, each lost a leg.”

The scene, immediately after the first blast

“Celeste Corcoran, a hairdresser from Lowell, Massachusetts, had both legs amputated below the knee. Her 18 year-old daughter Sydney sustained injuries to the arteries in both legs.

According to the Associated Press, a doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center had seen an X-ray of a patient’s leg containing “what appears to be small, uniform, round objects throughout it—similar in the appearance to BBs“. Doctors described removing “ball-bearing type” metallic beads about two to three millimeters in diameter, a little larger than a BB, and more than a dozen small carpenter-type nails about a centimeter to an inch long.

Local hospitals reported that they were treating numerous injuries, some of them severe. Eight hospitals report that they have treated or are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 were in critical condition as of April 16. Over 100 were being treated at various facilities. 24 of the injured were treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital, about 20 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 20 at Boston Medical Center, 10 at Boston Children’s Hospital,  and 9 at Tufts New England Medical Center.” – Wikipedia

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For the latest updates on the Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath go to these sources: Washington PostBostonThe GuardianCNN2ABC NewsDay 2Day 3,  InagistRT NewsNY Times Day 1Day 2.

Also, view Youtube’s collection of videos about the Boston Marathon Explosions, and read the Wikipedia page about the bombings, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Boston Police are looking for tips: 617-635-4500 or 1-800-494-TIPS.

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