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BREAKING NEWS....The Boston Marathon.

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MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 15 Apr 2013 20:35

UPDATE.....a third explosion JFK Library.

Many people have reportedly been injured after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

http://news.sky.com/story/1078597/explosions-at-boston-marathon-many-injured

:-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S

Mersey

Mersey Report 15 Apr 2013 20:49

Im just watching this....its so shocking, anti-terrorists plans have been put up in Boston and New York......

Those poor poor people, looks like the crowd took the full blast .....

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 15 Apr 2013 20:54

It's the London Marathon soon.

Bet they've made Mrs Thatcher's funeral plans change now.


EDIT.................London Marathon is this Sunday.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 15 Apr 2013 21:00

The scenes in Boston are horrific.

..does make you wonder at the security needed for Mrs Thatcher's funeral

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 15 Apr 2013 21:02

Suppose they could just dig a hole somewhere............cheaper. :-)

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 15 Apr 2013 21:11

Boston is my favourite city.
I love it there.
My daughters are so upset as they are Boston Sports fans and have many friends in the area . Some live there and others are there for the Patriots Day Marathon.
They were watching the Red Sox game tonight and then this happened.
They are madly tweeting and texting all their friends in New England
Who could do this? The scenes are awful

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 15 Apr 2013 21:31

Boston Police have confirmed 2 dead, 28 injured. Aerial shots show huge quantities of blood near the hotel. And ballbearings on the road. Just over 4 hours into race, so elite runners would have finished 2 hours earlier

Shocking scenes - and security was pretty tight :-0

Kay????

Kay???? Report 15 Apr 2013 21:32

Dreadful.... hope its just a gas explosion as it happened 3 hours after the winners crossed the line,

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 15 Apr 2013 21:40

According to TV News there are reports of another explosion at the JFK Library in Boston.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 15 Apr 2013 22:07

Just said on the news that the JFK incident is a fire but they don't know if it is linked.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 15 Apr 2013 22:09

It's even more dreadful when I am so familiar with those streets on TV right now.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Apr 2013 22:21

Security is all round the White House as well.

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 16 Apr 2013 01:38

Bloody cowards!! Deliberately placing a bomb to harm innocents.

I hope they rot in hell


LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 16 Apr 2013 02:48

world cam:

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-boston-marathon-finish-line/

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 16 Apr 2013 18:59

One of 3 confirmed dead is a boy of 8 who had just kissed his dad after dad had crossed finishing line. His mother and sister both had amputations, I believe.

It is so easy to put a nail and ballbearing bomb in a litter bin, but so cowardly and for what purpose. Are the Americans going to stop hunting terrorists as a result? Hardly, the people of Boston sound so strong and resilient in the aftermath of this tragedy

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 16 Apr 2013 20:13

Boston Song
This song is so, so ,so cheesy but it's been in my ipod for ages
It Feels So Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds-woOtfcgs

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 19 Apr 2013 10:05

Have been watching the BBC news, seems they have identified the bombers, frightening events following police chasing a vehicle they were in, one killed other escaped on foot and they are trying to track him down.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 19 Apr 2013 10:13

OFG. Thanks for that. Saw the footage this morning and images of two suspects were remarkably clear.

Had not realised police were on their tail already and one was dead.

Hope they catch other alive as it will be easier to find out their background, their friends, and their motives.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 19 Apr 2013 10:20

Seems the police chased the car they were in and the occupants of the car threw explosives at the police chasing them, one resident in the area was sitting at his computer when a bullet came through the wall of his house, police are telling people to stay in their houses and if anyone they do not know approaches their house to call the police, also telling motorists in the area not to stop to give anyone a lift.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 19 Apr 2013 12:38

Brothers aged 19 and 26yrs from Chechnya.
One dead, the other still on the loose.
Thought to have been living in MA for less than two years.