Video: Disaster at the marathon

Explosions ripped the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

WCVB is reporting people with lost limbs being wheeled from the scene.

You can listen to the Boston EMS frequency here. WCVB also has a live blog here.

From this picture, it appears the explosion went off right on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. Note the smoke in the background, indicating that this was the second explosion.

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Reportedly, there were two explosions. Clearly, this one went off directly across from the Boston Public Library, exactly at the finish line.

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It appears that those injured severely were spectators.

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  • Bob Moffitt

    This is terrible. My heart breaks for those hurt, the people of Boston and the event organizers.

    Let’s hope those responsible are brought to justice quickly. In the meanwhile, let’s not jump to any hasty conclusions.