Twin Blasts in Boston

ELENI GETACHEW

Business Manager

 

In the early afternoon of April 15th during the 117th Annual Boston Marathon, two bombs were detonated and exploded, killing 3 people and injuring 183 others.The bombs had been placed near the finish line, along Boylston Street. The bombs, which were pressure cooker devices detonated at 2:49 p.m, 13 seconds apart. No warnings had been given, and no one has been arrested or claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The FBI has found two suspects that may be responsible for the explosion. Brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were caught on camera placing backpacks that contained what believed to be the bombs. After the images were released to the press, the two were found in Watertown, Massachusetts, where Tamerlan was killed after a gun battle with police, leaving Dzhokhar wounded and then later captured.

There were nearly 50 people who raced in the marathon from the Santa Barbara County area. Luckily, none of them were seriously injured.

Today I am in shock and exhausted. Exhausted by my effort, for which I felt proud, and exhausted by my grief for those people who were injured and those three people who lost their lives,” said Santa Barbara runner Katie Vining to the Santa Barbara Independent. The Boston Marathon is such a special event. I feel honored to have been a participant. I am so sad about these events.”

If anything, America is most looking forward to Dzhokhar being brought to justice and pay for his terroristic crimes. We send the family and friends of the victims our deepest condolences. 

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