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Boston Marathon Explosion

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Police say two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy AP) Police say two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy AP)

Courtesy AP

UPDATE (4/15, 4:57 p.m. PDT)

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120.
 
Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition.
 
The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to amputations. Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds. Some suffered ruptured eardrums.
 
Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of the department of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says one or two of the hospital's 21 patients faced a "high probability of mortality."

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BOSTON (AP) - Race organizers and police say two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators.

One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.

About two hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

The Boston Marathon said that bombs caused the two explosions and that organizers were working with authorities to determine what happened.

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