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2 explosions at the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

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landofsoapandglory Mon 15-Apr-13 20:22:00

BBC have it as news at the moment.

Sky also have it.

One person dead according to Sky on the TV.

Hulababy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:26:03


Fargo86 Mon 15-Apr-13 20:29:25

Looks horrible.

tribpot Mon 15-Apr-13 20:31:25

Beeb link - I don't think yours is working, landofsoap.

How awful.

CutePuppy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:32:55

Police say they aren't confirming any details.

Those poor people. sad

ClaraOswald Mon 15-Apr-13 20:37:49

I hope it isn't terrorism.

tribpot Mon 15-Apr-13 20:38:08

NYPD confirm they have stepped up security in New York too (just on the Beeb).

InLoveWithDavidTennant Mon 15-Apr-13 20:40:05

sad blooming shocking!

im quite surprised they havent stopped the race. i dont think the rest of the runners even know yet

Gales Mon 15-Apr-13 20:40:32

That is awful. I ran London last year and will be manning a water station on Sunday (4am start anyone?) These just such wonderfully good events. I really hope it wasn't deliberate.

landofsoapandglory Mon 15-Apr-13 20:41:30

I hope it isn't terrorism too.

I should imagine the security is going to be stepped up for Lady Thatcher's funeral and the London Marathon, though.

Manchesterhistorygirl Mon 15-Apr-13 20:43:16

Desperately hoping its not terrorism, but 2 explosions? Just so bloody awful.

Helena1964 Mon 15-Apr-13 20:44:16

I've just heard Sky report possibly 3 dead. The odd thing is that none of the US outlets have yet mentioned fatalities. But one local news reporter has tweeted that she saw several people lose limbs. sad

carriedawayannie Mon 15-Apr-13 20:44:49

People on Twitter are reporting three dead but obv unconfirmed

ClaraOswald Mon 15-Apr-13 20:45:11

There has been rumours of a "third device" according to one of th enews sources.


SweetestThing Mon 15-Apr-13 20:45:32

Three people dead, apparently.

Beyond sad. All those people giving their all to complete the race, pushing themselves to the limit -beyond despicable, if it's deliberate.

TigerSwallowtail Mon 15-Apr-13 20:45:56

How awful sad

InLoveWithDavidTennant Mon 15-Apr-13 20:46:35

possible 3rd device in another hotel too, though not much being mentioned about that yet

Hulababy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:46:48

Sky are always very quick to report information. They are not always accurate and often report information well before they are confirmed by anyone else. So, I would be reluctant to accept Sky as fact just yet. So fingers crossed.

tribpot Mon 15-Apr-13 20:47:19

I thought the references to 'another device' was slightly weird as they are being careful to say they don't know what the cause of the explosions is.

AuntieStella Mon 15-Apr-13 20:47:49

I don't think it'll make any difference to Baroness Thatcher's funeral. That was always going to entail a major security operation.

I hope that, in the scramble to "feed" the viewers of rolling news channels, coverage does not descend into the voyeuristic.

MrsBucketxx Mon 15-Apr-13 20:48:05

I Cant see what else it could be , what the motives would be I dont know.

its a shocking incident sad

MissAnnersley Mon 15-Apr-13 20:48:22

It's apparently a holiday in Boston today - schools closed, people off work etc.

It is called Patriot's Day. Am watching CNN.

ClaraOswald Mon 15-Apr-13 20:49:07

I'm on BBC, not sky.

tribpot Mon 15-Apr-13 20:50:57

Yes, it's a holiday today

MadCap Mon 15-Apr-13 20:51:26

It is also tax day. I wouldn't be quick to put it down to religious extremists. If was terrorism it may well be anti government extremists.

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