Boston Marathon Explosions: 3 Dead, More Than 130 Injured as FBI Hunt for Bomber [Video]

Two bombs were detonated in the very crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 100 in what the White House said would be treated as an “act of terror.”

At least three people have been killed with 100 maimed and injured after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston marathon on Monday.

This attack, the worst one for the country since the September 11 terror atrocities, transformed a site of celebration on a public holiday afternoon into a scene of panic and destruction.

Around 11 p.m. ET, at least 144 people have been taken to hospital with numerous injuries caused by the blasts that brought terror and chaos to the city’s annual marathon race.

Three people, including an eight-year-old child, were killed, while at least 17 people have be transported to nearest hospitals in a critical condition.

As CNN reports, at least ten amputations have been already carried out and many leg injuries were treated, which makes believe that the device was low to the ground.

Dr. Peter Fagenholz, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, says that he has already helped 29 patients who arrived at the hospital for shrapnel wounds: “Many of the victims were hit with “a lot of small, metal debris,” he said.

“Some people have asked already whether they were BBs or parts of bombs,” he said, referring to earlier reports that ball bearings have been pulled from victims. “We can’t say whether they were placed their intentionally or whether they were just part of the environment.”

He went on, adding that the most serious wounds “have been combined, complex lower injuries that involve blood vessels, bone and tissue.”

“A number of patients will require repeat operations and serial operations over the next couple of days,” he said, adding that he had been in surgery for almost 14 hours.

The two bombs exploded about 30 seconds apart, some 50-100 yards away from each other near the finishing line of one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, reports The Telegraph.

President Barack Obama has promised to find those who was responsible for the explosions on a day when tens of thousands of spectators filled the streets to watch the race.

Mr Obama has called officials in Massachusetts to express his sympathy and offer any support they need after being briefed on the incident by Lisa Monaco, his new national security adviser.

Addressing the nation, the President said: “Make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and we will find out why they did this. Any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.

“The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight and Michelle and I send our prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss.”

However, no one has been arrested yet and the White House official said that investigators are trying to find out whether the attack came from a foreign or domestic source.

There’re reports that there could be five additional, undetonated explosive devices around the Boston area. The evidence had yet to be fully analyzed, claims the media.

Marathon day in Boston began with silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. The lead runners later passed the mile 26 marker, which was decorated with the seal of Newtown, Connecticut, and dedicated to the memory of those killed there.

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