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Old 04-15-2013, 05:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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2 explosions rock finish of Boston Marathon ? widespread injuries reported - U.S. News

Thoughts for those in Boston. Here is the explosion as it happened.

You can see the concussive wave. You can see how many people were engulfed in that.

Expect many dead. I am not trying to be alarmist - but that explosion is in a target rich environment and the concussive wave is nasty. Likely will not be a lot of injuries (or serious injuries) due to shrapnel - but certainly not a small bomb.

Looked to me to be slow burning in nature (not High Explosives - but more like Gun Powder or a home made bomb).

No bueno.

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Three dead via police scanner. Two via news. Multiple loss of limbs and secondary devices for first responders..
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NY post now says 12..

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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damn, i thought it was a figure of speech, an actual explosion?!
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Lot of information flying around, take everything with a chunk of salt until things calm down, especially figures for injuries and deaths.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, they are calling it a bombing now... I had hoped it was just a tragic accident of some sort but the details slowly emerging sound really bad.
judging on today's date... and yesterday i was just reading about the other one from like 30 years ago too.
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Heartbreaking... thankfully none of my runner friends were there this year. Extra shocking when I think about yesterday when my gf and I just booked a hotel and started making arrangements for a long weekend there in early June...
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they're saying they found 2 more and dismantled those already.
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