Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
Several individuals have been wounded or killed by two explosions that rocked the final leg of the Boston Marathon. The cause of the two explosions, which went off one after the other, is as of yet unknown. Police and emergency workers have closed off the finish line and surrounding area, and four injured individuals have been rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital so far.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those suffering in this tragedy, and to those whose family and friends are in the area. If you need to reach out to someone, cell service is reportedly overloaded, so text messaging will likely be a better way to get in touch with loved ones.
UPDATE:Boston Police are reporting that 23 have been confirmed injured, and four dead in the tragedy. Subsequent explosions near the finish line have been conducted by emergency crews.
A good follow for additional up-to-date info: Evan Fleischer, who is live at the scene.
Photos: Charles Krupa / Associated Press
Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord!
Prayers for the deceased, the injured, their families, and all those helping save lives.
My prayers go out to all of those affected by these tragic events in Boston.