Boston Marathon

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  • RobTheBuilder 15 Apr 2013 20:14:53 6,521 posts
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    There are rumours of an explosion and photos of people being treated for injuries at the Boston Marathon...

    Reuters live blog

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 20:16:08 15-04-2013
  • Maturin 15 Apr 2013 20:17:32 3,231 posts
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    Live footage on BBC News channel now. No rumour.
  • Toonster 15 Apr 2013 20:21:07 6,845 posts
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    Any speculation on the cause? I know it's just breaking but still.

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  • neilka 15 Apr 2013 20:22:05 16,527 posts
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    Rumours coming in that it was race related

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Maturin 15 Apr 2013 20:22:18 3,231 posts
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    Lots of blood all over the sidewalk. Looks like lots injured. Horrible.
  • FWB 15 Apr 2013 20:24:03 45,580 posts
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    I'd wait before jumping to any conclusions. Looks nasty.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 15 Apr 2013 20:25:01 10,069 posts
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    Seen some pictures on Twitter. Looks very bad.
  • Maturin 15 Apr 2013 20:25:07 3,231 posts
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    Photo of explosion happening. Not confirmed real yet.

    Talk on Sky is of the bomb possibly being in a dustbin.
  • the_dudefather 15 Apr 2013 20:26:56 9,418 posts
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    I was on that street when I visited Boston a few weeks ago

    Hope everyone is OK, first photos are pretty gristly

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • TheSaint 15 Apr 2013 20:28:03 14,827 posts
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    Looks like a big explosion from the pictures.
  • LetsGo 15 Apr 2013 20:30:27 5,450 posts
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    This is bad and the London Marathon only days away...
  • TheSaint 15 Apr 2013 20:30:48 14,827 posts
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    My money is on a suicide bomber after seeing the footage on CNN.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 15 Apr 2013 20:32:15 10,069 posts
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    @TheSaint Boston Police have told citizens to stay away from trash cans so possibly the explosive devices were left in those.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 15 Apr 2013 20:34:01 10,069 posts
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    At least 3 dead.
  • Dougs 15 Apr 2013 20:35:32 69,496 posts
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    Awful news
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Apr 2013 20:36:28 6,521 posts
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    Looks horrible. BBC say 2 dead but many badly injured.
  • Toonster 15 Apr 2013 20:36:48 6,845 posts
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    Rumours that the two bombs were in rubbish bins... and more rumours of a third rubbish bin with a bomb inside...

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  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 20:42:24 41,261 posts
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    Whoah. Time to call my sister.
  • CaptainKerbal 15 Apr 2013 20:42:37 404 posts
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    Another website saying the explosions have come from the ground floor of a hotel, there was a temporary store setup on the ground floor for the marathon.
  • Maturin 15 Apr 2013 20:43:56 3,231 posts
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    Fuck. Sky actually now showing video footage of the bomb going off.
  • TheSaint 15 Apr 2013 20:45:12 14,827 posts
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    Yeah CNN were showing that a few minutes ago, pretty grim.
  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 20:45:27 41,261 posts
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    Seems the cell network is getting hammered up there.
  • Saucy 15 Apr 2013 20:46:33 2,614 posts
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    Total shocking. Awful story.
  • the_dudefather 15 Apr 2013 20:46:53 9,418 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Seems the cell network is getting hammered up there.
    People saying text messages are more likely to get there faster, no point trying to make calls

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • TheSaint 15 Apr 2013 20:47:15 14,827 posts
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    You have to admire the marshalls running straight to help people with no concern for their own safety.
  • Toonster 15 Apr 2013 20:48:22 6,845 posts
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    Video of explosion. Crazy, crazy stuff

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  • ronuds 15 Apr 2013 20:49:27 21,788 posts
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    NBC is saying a witness saw two bags left leaning against a building.
  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 20:51:29 41,261 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    Khanivor wrote:
    Seems the cell network is getting hammered up there.
    People saying text messages are more likely to get there faster, no point trying to make calls
    Good idea, thanks.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 15 Apr 2013 20:52:03 10,069 posts
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    Seen some pictures and does look like it happened from inside one of the buildings because the benches were on the floor facing away from the buildings.

    Hopefully it's something accidental like a gas explosion and nothing sinister.
  • mal 15 Apr 2013 20:53:47 22,830 posts
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