Explosions Near Boston Marathon Kill 2, Injures More Than 20

Explosions Near Boston Marathon Kill 2, Injures More Than 20 -- Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, claimed at least 2 lives and inflicted injuries to more than a dozen, as per report released by Boston police. A witness in the incident told the CNN that if was like a big cannon when it blasted.
Due to the said blasts, Boston authorities had to reroute the crowd away from the scene. Participants and crews were crying while trying to get away from the messed up race venue.There are also injured spectators; Carried to the emergency medical tents set up for the runners, for initial treatments.
One runner, Frank Deruyter of North Carolina said:
There are a lot of people down
Despite the precautionary measures taken by the Lenox Hotel, it had to be evacuated for the authorities to scrutinize for possible security issues. Said Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick via Twitter:
We are currently in contact with federal, state and city officials
The explosions took place at around 2:45 in the afternoon - it was the time when close to 27k runners had already crossed the finish line.

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