As unfortunate as it may be, most terror attacks lead to death and severe injuries. This is the case with the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon.
At this point, it has been confirmed that three people have died and more than 150 have been injured.
Here is a list of some of the top stories regarding Boston Marathon injuries:
Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told CBS News Tuesday that four people remain in critical condition — and two very critical — in his hospital following the bomb blasts that shook the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday afternoon. The rest of the 17 people who remain at the hospital are in serious condition.
The injuries sustained in the bombing have been primarily shrapnel injury in the lower extremities, he said. “Some hand injuries, but mainly devastating injuries to limbs,” he said. “We have at least two amputations and a number of very serious wounds that require fairly aggressive care.”
Investigators are pleading for help in hunting down those responsible for a pair of bombings that left a gruesome scene at the Boston Marathon.
The boy who died after waiting for his dad to finish the Boston Marathon Monday when two bombs exploded seconds apart was a typical 8-year-old who loved to ride his bike and play baseball, according to a neighbor.
Those wounded in the Boston Marathon bomb attack included two brothers who went to cheer on a friend, and each lost a leg, their mother told the Boston Globe.
For Carlos and Melida Arredondo, the explosions they watched firsthand from the VIP stands at the Boston Marathon reverberated like terrible flashbacks. They lost two sons violently: One was killed at age 20 by sniper fire in Najaf, Iraq, in 2004 and the other took his own life.
“I am still very shaken,” said Carlos, who is Red Cross trained and stayed on to help. “I am covered with blood and still at the scene where the tragedy happened. I jumped the fence after the first explosions and all I saw was a puddle of blood and people with lost limbs. I saw adults, much younger than myself — ladies, men, pretty much everyone was knocked out.”
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