3 Killed, Dozens Injured in Boston Explosions
by The Associated Press
UPDATE: 3 dead, more than 130 hurt in bombings
BOSTON (AP) - Police say at least three people have been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Police commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the three deaths but provided no details.
The explosions Monday also injured more than 130 people, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet. Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.
Hospitals report that they are treating at least 134 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition.
Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of the department of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says one or two of the hospital's 21 patients faced a "high probability of mortality."
Police say they have no suspects in custody.