It has been confirmed that 2 explosions have taken place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 6 serious injuries have been reported so far! The explosions took place around 3 p.m and footage of the scene shows a number of emergency crews, bloody streets, and helpless victims.
Witnesses reportedly heard two booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. “I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something…There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
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