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Apparent Explosions Hits Near Finish Line Of Boston Marathon

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 15, 2013
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Sean Kelly/WCVB-TV

BOSTON. — According To (WCVB) explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, and there are reports of injuries.

The blasts happened at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. Store fronts have been blown out, and there have been reports of dozens of injuries.

Witnesses said several victims lost limbs, and the area was being evacuated.

The first explosion happened across from the Lenox Hotel and the second blast was about 15 seconds later, witnesses said.

Many of the injured appeared to be spectators who gathered for the 117th running of the race.

The victims were being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.