Latest on the Boston Victims & Bomb Fragments
Updated: Tuesday, April 16 2013, 07:44 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) - The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground, people close to the investigation said Tuesday. President Barack Obama branded the attack an act of terrorism, whether carried out by a solo bomber or group, and the FBI vowed to "go to the ends of the Earth" to find out which it was.
Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited
BOSTON (AP) - Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. Family friend Jack Cunningham spoke Tuesday of how, as a pint-sized preschooler, Martin had insisted on getting out of a stroller his mom was pushing during a 5K race in South Boston.
Marathon victims had nails, pellets in wounds
A dark-haired little girl arrived with singed eyebrows, nails sticking out of her and a badly damaged leg. A little boy also was full of metal fragments, one of his legs bound by a tourniquet that saved his life. A day later, the injuries from the Boston Marathon explosions are now more of a threat to limbs than to lives, doctors and hospitals report. Three people were killed and more than 170 people were injured by two bombs that were reportedly packed with pellets, nails or metal shards. Dozens remain hospitalized with broken bones, shredded muscles and head injuries. At least a dozen people lost one or more limbs from blasts that doctors say are typical of war zones and leave combat-style injuries. And some described horrific scenes, such as seeing a severed foot on the pavement.
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