Terror at Boston Marathon: 3 dead, 144 hurt
April 16th, 2013
03:42 AM ET

Terror at Boston Marathon: 3 dead, 144 hurt

It was a gruesome end to what should have been a celebration of triumph.

One man's legs were instantly blown off, yet he kept trying to stand up.

Exhausted marathoners had to muscle the energy to flee the bloody scene.

And more than 140 people were hospitalized, some in critical condition.

As authorities try to figure out who triggered the deadly bombings Monday at the Boston Marathon, which killed an 8-year-old boy and two others, many are at a loss to explain why anyone would target the annual event that celebrates thousands of runners from around the world.

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  1. colt45

    In deep shock over this horrific event in our city.

    April 16, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Soldier

    As the investigations continue, the realization that U.S citizens have suffered through traumatic life-event like soldiers do in combat, some questions need to be addressed: what immediate resources shall be made available to help the many who now will likely suffer the effects of PTSD? What is the level of involvement of federal and state agencies to address these issues? The sooner that the appropriate agencies respond, the better for mental, emotional, and physical health of the victims.

    April 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |