2013 Boston Marathon bombings, at least 3 dead; More than 100 injured+ Hottest Videos

On April 15, 2013, two bombs were detonated during the 2013 Boston Marathon around 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 UTC) on Boylston Street near Copley Square, just before the finish line. The blasts killed at least 3 people, and injured at least 132.

Two bombs went off "within seconds" and within 50 to 100 yards (46–91 m) of each other, killing at least 3 people and injuring at least 132. Video from the finish line shows a period of about 12 seconds between the two blasts, the first occurring outside Marathon Sports at 671 Boylston Street, the second about two blocks further away from the finish line. The race clock at the finish line was showing 04:09:43 (4 hours, 9 minutes, and 43 seconds since the start of the third wave) at the time of the first explosion. The winners had crossed the finish line about two hours earlier; other runners were still coming across. Storefront windows nearby were blown out.

Law enforcement officials said that they believed that the explosions were caused by homemade bombs, and may have contained shrapnel. There were no indications of an imminent attack.

One of the people killed was eight years old. The injured included a Boston Police Department officer who sustained a leg injury.

Local hospitals reported that they were treating numerous injuries. Eight hospitals report that they have treated or are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition. Some witnesses have described victims with ball-bearing injuries.


Over 100 were being treated at various facilities. 22 of the injured were treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, 10 at Boston Children's Hospital, 9 at Tufts New England Medical Center, about 20 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and 20 at Boston Medical Center. At least 10 of the injured suffered severed limbs.

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President Barack Obama addressed the nation three hours after the attack. He has said that the conspirators are still unknown, and that the government will "get to the bottom of this" and that those responsible "will feel the full weight of justice".

Speaker John Boehner ordered flags on the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-staff for victims of the attack.

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