Boston: Number of reported injuries increase, more than 170 hurt in marathon bombings

(AP) — Boston hospitals are reporting at least 170 people wounded and three dead after Monday’s two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon. The three people killed are: an 8-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and a graduate student from China. At least 17 of the injuries are critical, including a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to ask members of the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard.

Many of the more than 170 wounded remain in hospitals, many with serious injuries. A 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy are among 17 victims listed in critical condition.

The three people killed include an 8-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and a graduate student from China.

Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.

Officials say as many as two unexploded bombs were also found near the marathon course, but they were safely disarmed.

Roupen Bastajian, a Rhode Island state trooper, had just finished running the race when he heard the blasts. He says, “At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing.”

A White House official has stated that the bomb attack at the Boston Marathon is being treated as an act of terrorism.

On Monday evening, President Barack Obama said that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice.”

The FBI has taken charge of the investigation into the bombing attack. Authorities say there’s been no claim of responsibility and they have no suspects in custody. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says authorities had received “no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen” at the race.


If you have any information on the explosions please contact:

The Boston Police at 1-800-494-TIPS, or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI



The moment of the second explosion at the Boston Marathon on 4/15/2013. Photo taken 10-15 seconds after the first explosion, located where the smoke rises in the background. Photo by: Dan Lampariello via Boston-to-a-T on twitter.com



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