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Monday, April 15, 2013

Blasts near Boston Marathon kill 2; injury toll rising

2 dead, 20 injured after explosions at Boston Marathon today. Below is how CNN is reporting it...
Blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two people and injured more than 20 others Monday, Boston police said.
The marathon itself, on its Facebook page, referred to the blasts as bombs. Authorities did not say immediately what caused the explosions.
Massachusetts General Hospital said it was treating 19 injured people; Tufts Medical Center reported that it was treating nine people. Combined, that brings the number of injured to at least 28. Police reported 22 people injured.
The explosions sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square, turning a site of celebration into a mess of destruction. 

Crowds had gathered in the area to watch the runners.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Lenox Hotel was evacuated, the Boston Globe reported, as authorities looked into possible security concerns.

"We are currently in contact with federal, state and city officials," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wrote on Twitter.

Other cities, including New York and Washington, tightened security as a result. Following standard protocol, the White House cleared out an area in front of the West Wing.

"If you see something, say something," Mark Boughton, mayor of Canbury, Connecticut, wrote on Twitter. "All cities will be on a heightened state of alertness per Homeland Security protocols."
Mike Baingon, who works at the Atlantic Fish Company in Boston, said an explosion took place in front of the restaurant and that he was right by the front door at the time.

The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race's nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The race was halted as was subway service into the area.

Runners east of Massachusetts Avenue were directed to Boston Common; those west of Massachusetts Avenue were directed to Kenmore Square, the state's emergency management agency said.

Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh boy!

Anonymous said...

lord have mercyyy.... is this menace ever going to stop ever\?? xxx DesTo

juganut said...

C as d report b lyk action film. Waitin 4 part 2.

Anonymous said...

Where Ȋ̝̊̅§ safe????


Sommie

Anonymous said...

I don't care. Let's face our Boko haram. Tcheeeeew

Anonymous said...

Thanks Linda for the information. You can follow the news at Boston Marathon Update for details and what was discovered.

MamaBaby said...

Boko haram Sturvs! God help us Kawai! Dear Lord protect ur people

Anonymous said...

To get visa enter America now go be aoda wahala oooo

Anonymous said...

Chai, boko haram at work! God will get you down one by one. Yay! First to comment. LILi post my comment ooo....*monic*

kidodo said...

Bomb blast in God's own country. No where is safe any more.

Anonymous said...

1st 2 comment.....YEA!!!

Anonymous said...

Who does this?? FFS
MAY THE DEARLY DEPARTED RIP!!

Anonymous said...

Horrible!!!! May God protect us....

Anonymous said...

Linda nne, the blast was AT the marathon not NEAR the marathon. Say things as they are not how u think it should be summarised...If this was a legal case, someone might sue. Take a cue from this. If u like, don't post my comment.

Anonymous said...

Aww, really sad! Ehen! Linda i heard tonto dikeh was chosen to repressent naija in dis years big bro... Na wa o

Anonymous said...

Boko haram, chei

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Bombs? Serious!! How sad...

Anonymous said...

So sad ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ )

Anonymous said...

http://t.co/VaDyBfXvh9 that's the link with the Live video...At the marathon not NEAR the marathon!

Anonymous said...

Boko haram in yankeee!! Ittaff set!!LWKMD,ma condolence 2 d deceased nd injured tho..

Anonymous said...

BOKO HARAM FOR USA ooooooo

Anonymous said...

Really sad

Anonymous said...

A 3rd blast has been reported near JFK Library. It should also be noted that the 26thmile of the marathon was in honour of the Newtown victims. Their families were sitting in the VIP section when the blast occured. May God save us all!

Anonymous said...

Linda if only u knew the way I hate that ur famous phrase "This is how XYZ is reporting it" , "This is how ABC is reporting it". Either that one or "Riri is that you?" "Tonto is that you?" B4 nko?Haba. Sounds so local. U can do better! I don't want to see it ever again bcause I may just scream!!! Peace out. This is how I am reporting it

Az said...

Nowhere is safe. Save ur ppl Lord, Amen.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May their souls rest in peace,heard another one exploded near JFK library. I hope America is not under a terror attack.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

PRAY for Boston.God have mercy

Anonymous said...

People go to the movies and get shot,people go 2 school and get burned,people go for a race and get bombed. This world is soooo messed up.We need Jesus. Phee'Na

Anonymous said...

Its horible *sorber*

Cute G said...

This is so sad.They should investigate properly what led to d explotio.But I think d US security has been a bit relaxed abt security siince terrorism seems to be a little curbed.*Shrugs*

Anonymous said...

Na wah oh may God help dem!!

Cute G said...

This is so sad.They should investigate properly what led to d explotion.But I think d US security has been a bit relaxed abt security since terrorism seems to be a little curbed.*Shrugs*

LINDABIGGESTFAN said...

Hia! O!

princessfummite said...

E be like sey boko haram don visit boston. Wat a pity need more security ooo. Lord save us

pavour said...

Terrorist again. God help us. Why at such time. Rip d dead.

cherish george said...

awwwww!, was it really a bomb blast....God!

Anonymous said...

That's America not Nigeria may God save us all d violent takg place in d us nowadays is getting out of hand may God save them oo coz we pple in Mexico re not save

TinyPurpleBaby said...

OMG! I saw this on the news today and i was so sad...I hope it ends because if it continues it is going to be so bad. America has a lot of problems on its own and this shouldn't add to it to make it worse. I pray God helps them

Adiepena said...

Lord have mercy

Adiepena said...

Lord have mercy

Adiepena said...

Lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

Dis pple don start again. Dis sect won't stop acting like animals.

Anonymous said...

Very sad world we live in! My Hear Goes out to them.'Ms Bee'

Anonymous said...

God help us all, for we all share common enemies.

SPATACULES.. said...

My prayers to families that lost there love once and Godspeed to those affected in Jesus name..Amen

#prayForBoston

Anonymous said...

Ewwwww shocking may GOD save us

Anonymous said...

We one live jst 4 a day witout hearing terrible news like diz....realy sadning.RIP 2 dem

Anonymous said...

this is strange. But what exactly may have caused that!

Anonymous said...

Abraham Lincoln assassinated, Titanic sunk, Hillsborough disaster, Boston explosions, all on 15th April.

Anonymous said...

Wetin you dey find for mexico?

HANA said...

Wicked world.smh

Anonymous said...

Our thought & prayer are with them

ope said...

@12:57am..... At least 2 dead including 8 year old boy and 132+ injured.. live from CNN. God bless America

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people have died from American manufactured arms and ammunition across the globe today.?
Maybe Nigerians can pray for those dead souls too.
You know,while youre all in the rip follow follow mood.

Anonymous said...

May God be with them,Smh

Anonymous said...

Help me ask o?wetin u dey do for mexico

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. Praying for the victims and their families. Something important for Nigerian health emergency services to learn from. The emergency health service workers in the US were able to respond in time to save a lot of lives. If this had happened in Naija (God forbid), its unfortunate to say that the emergency services will not be able to handle it.God help us all.

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HjC said...

Sounds like an action movie like 'salt'...God Help America.

XL avenue said...

Let's first hear what the cause of the explosion was first b4 jumping into conclusion.

Alicia says... said...

Who said its God's own country? I may have been born & live here but this is not God's own anything. A country that was built upon bloodshed. From the mass genocide of native American people to the kidnapping and enslavement of African peoples. Please!! Even today, all the atrocities this untied states government has committed against other nations for their own selfish gain, including Nigeria! So please i know your statement may not have been that serious, but think about it and realize that the devil is harder at work here than God.
I even think everything that is happening in this country today, including its economy is simply karma for what Americans have been doing for 100s of years.

Alicia says... said...

What do you know sef?

Alicia says... said...

Do you even read at all?

Anonymous said...

All of u are just bloody fanatics,"pray for this,pray for that,God help them,they already have enough problems on their own" wtf?! All the simes they've been reporting nigeria's problems and shii,how many of u guys said stuff like this? So its our own that's normal nah,we shd just keep putting up with the terrorism prolly even hang out with them..we had better be more concerned in the affairs of our own..oh and btw cute G its "explosion" not "exploTion"

Anonymous said...

@12.43am,look @ ur life,dnt pray for ur country Nigeria,let ur tots n prayers b for dem dere wen u nt safe here. ODE

Reuben Marshal said...

Please let us all do remember Boston in our prayers...

Anonymous said...

It could b those bloody South Koreans do in all these. With their sunken eyes n little feet.

Thorn

Anonymous said...

Terrorism has greatly increased all over the world ever since Obama has taken over. he is not strenghtening military might and security,he's only busy passing immoralities in2 laws and 666 health bill.he's antichrist.no where is safe.God should protect us

Anonymous said...

U r a fool for this comment. You dont care!take a look at the pool of blood of inocent souls. Just because u dont live in boston doesnt mean u shouldnt care. Its people like u dat are the reasons we still have boko haram, Insensisitive tuat. Linda please post my comment.

Anonymous said...

If u scream ehen! Who cares? It wouls stop u from cominf back to linda's blog, it wouldnt decrease lili's bank accound, neither would it make you poupular "pease out". :D

Anonymous said...

North Koreans, you mean?

Anonymous said...

This is quite sad and unfortunate.i pray for succour to those affected.@ least even though they were caught unawares,thier response was commendable,and we all know the perpetrators will in due time be fished out and summarily dealt with.i wish i could say same for my dear country.

Anonymous said...

Either heaven or hell decide for ursef

Unknown said...

God bless us

Julius Getwise said...

That is north korea in action they wea warned.

Anonymous said...

Probably into drugs. Lol

Rahul said...

No one knows yet whats going on, who did what. My sympathies to the families who lost loved ones, prayer's that the injured recover swiftly.

Anonymous said...

You're just an idiot @anon 10:32

Cute G said...

U dat knws sometyn,Educate me ooooo!Miss knower!!!

MYTURN said...

Its so sad, i keep thinking of that 8year old boy who died at the finish line while waiting for his dad to run up to him, i just heard his mum has some brain issues and the little sister lost a limb. Whoever did this will suffer a painful death. I pray for all the families who are distraught right now. It is well.

Anonymous said...

And u τ̅☺ơ̴̴̴̴̴͡ Mr/Ms Replier neither wld it help u improve on ur bad tenses! *TongueOut*

Fashion Bee Store said...

The blast was in Boston not near Boston I live in boston so please do your research well before reporting

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