Locals safe after Boston marathon bombs

| 16/04/2013

(CNS): Local runners Derek Larner, Tom Gammage and Beth Florek, who took part in the Boston Marathon on Monday, are all safe in the wake of a double bomb explosion at the race finish line, which killed at least three people and injured over 130 others, many of whom are in critical condition, according to the US media. The first explosions occurred on Boylston Street shortly before 2:50pm local time and the second came 13 seconds later several hundrd feet away. There was no word Monday night on the motive or who may have launched the attack. The three Caymanian runners had already completed the race when the bombs went off, which brought an abrupt end to one of the world’s most popular annual endurance races. A no-fly zone declared over the area following the blasts that happened several hours after the winners had crossed the line.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A senseless act of brutality and I hope and pray they get those responsible.
    One rather bizarre comment however from the U.S. President:
    “Whenever bombs are used to kill innocent civilians – it is an act of terrorism.”
    What comes to mind is the bombing of Baghdad – Shock and Awe. In the words of the administration at that time. And drones in Afghanistan that have recently killed innocent women and children. This is not to say there is any excuse whatsoever for this act. For – there isn’t but it has to be put in context. Innocent civilians are innocent civilians – wherever they are bombed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummm. There is a difference between targetting innocent civilians and collateral damage to civilians in a time of war.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Please Pray for our Caymanian students that live and go to college on Boylston street

    • Anonymous says:

      Please pray for all students and people affected by this horrible act of violence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Out of abundance of compassion, I am going to consider the "thumbs down" on this request to be as a result of the lack of understanding of the power of prayer. I'll be sure to add you and others to my prayer list. Unknown to you, there are people praying for your welfare as well.

      Let's all join the poster in the appeal for prayer "for our Caymanian students that live and go to college on Boylston street".

      Pastor Scott