By Colombo Telegraph –
A large explosion has been detonated near the finish line of the Boston marathon in USA a short while ago.
AP said there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the bridge that marks the finish line. Another loud explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
Smoke rose from the blasts, fluttering through the national flags lining the route of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon. TV helicopter footage showed blood staining the pavement in the popular shopping and tourist area known as the Back Bay.
The Guardian said; At least two reported explosions at the finish line,runners were still finishing the race when blasts hit, participant: ‘There are a lot of people down’, surrounding buildings were being evacuated .
CNN says; Two large explosions rocked an area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, injuring at least six people and spewing wreckage in its wake. The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.
In New York City, authorities stepped up security as well “until more about the explosion is learned,” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said, the CNN reports.
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