There is new information regarding the two explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The blasts came from homemade bombs and police have confirmed that at least five other explosive devices were found and diffused after the originals explosions. There are many conflicting reports as far as victims and casualties: the New York Times reports two killed while the New York Post reports twelve; the latter reports at least 50 injured while Yahoo! reports more 100.
Originally, the New York Post reported there was a 20-year-old male of Saudi Arabian descent being guarded at a Boston hospital as a suspect, but that report has since been denied by the Boston Police.
Two eyewitnesses claim there were immediate deaths and amputations on site, although neither of those reports have been confirmed. However, ABC confirms that there have been multiple amputations performed at nearby Boston hospitals following the race.
Google has created a people finder that you can use if there is someone in the Boston area about which you are concerned and you can access it by clicking HERE.
Several runners who finished the race after the explosion kept running to the Mass General Hospital to donate blood and if you would like to help the victims of this terrible tragedy, that’s one way you can.