The explosion was said to be “frightening and horrific”, as those who were competing and watching the race ran for their lives. One doctor stated, ”We all went running over there and started to bring people into the medical tent. It was not good. Very bad. Like a war zone. 9/11 immediately came to mind.”
President Obama was contacted soon after the bomb attack and he offered deep sympathy to the family’s of those who were killed and to those who were injured.
There is still no word on what actually happened or where the bombs came from, but the Boston Marathon organizers took to Twitter to inform the public that they are working very close with the Law Enforcement to find out how this could have happened.
The Boston Marathon is a yearly competition that happens every third Monday in April. Runners from all over the United States and different countries compete in this race, making it a international marathon known all around the world.
Watch on- the-scene coverage of the incident below (Warning- Footage includes graphic scenes):
Our prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy. We will keep you posted as new details emerge.
By: Naomi Galatas