Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lu, Richard and Campbell Killed In Monday's Boston Marathon Bombings

Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu

The three victims who died from the Boston Marathon bombings have been identified by authorities, family members and friends.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 17, 2013

Boston, MA - The Boston Marathon bombings death toll stands at 3, they were identified as  Krystle Campbell, 29, of Arlington, MA; Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, MA and Lingzi Lu, 23, also known as Dorothy Lu, a Chinese national. Campbell had worked as a manager at Jimmy's Steer House, Richard was a student at the Neighborhood House of Charter School and Lu, originally from Shenyang, China was a graduate student at the Boston University and was expect to get her M.A. in Mathematics and Statistics in 2014.
More than 176 people were reported injured with 17 losing their limbs (legs, arms and feet), including Richard's 6-year-old sister who lost a leg. At least 17 people were reported in critical condition and 25 were in serious condition.
The first small bomb device exploded at 2:50 p.m. near the finish line and seconds afterwards a second bomb exploded about one block away injuring multiple runners and spectators near by. The first bomb exploded four hours after the 26.2 mile marathon race began. 
Federal investigators say, the bombs were placed in pressure cookers and filled with nails and small ball-bearings. They also found pieces of duffle bags that hid the bombs.
More than 27,000 runners participated in this year's Patriot Day marathon race. The race was suspended.
Federal investigators are investigating the bombings as a "terrorist attack." 
No one has claimed responsibility, according to feds who have taken over the crime scene and investigation.

Second Boston Marathon bombing blast hits unsuspecting race spectator crowds and aftermath explosions blows away limbs from victims.

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