2 dead, more than 120 injured in Boston explosion
Boston (AP) — Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120.
Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition.
The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to amputations. Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds. Some suffered ruptured eardrums.
Dr Richard Wolfe, chief of the department of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says one or two of the hospital’s 21 patients faced a “high probability of mortality.”