(More to come, I’m sure, of this terrible tragedy)
By now, you’ve surely heard the horrific accounts of twin explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon. As of 9:30 EDT, what is known is this: at 2:50pm, two improvised explosive devices containing ball-bearings were detonated in an act of terrorism near the finish of line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts injured 141+ runners, and sadly, claimed the lives of at at least three people… including an eight-year-old boy.
The Boston Globe received a video of the explosion occuring (warning: no blood but it’s still graphic):
One Photographer’s Eyewitness Account – John Tlumacki was the marathon photographer for the Boston Globe.
A “Live-Tweeted Disaster” – Nick Statt reports on how Twitter “remains an unparalleled source of breaking news and first-hand accounts – not to mention media criticism of news outlets that jumped ahead of the facts in their reporting.”
In the looping video of Boston's explosion ponder the reflex of empathy of many running toward the wounded not toward safety.
— John Piper (@JohnPiper) April 16, 2013
It always interests me that in times of tragedy, people's first instinct is to turn to prayer despite the widespread contempt for religion
— Jonathan Wynne-Jones (@JonWynneJones) April 15, 2013
For those offering prayers, remember the 37 people killed and 140 injured in an explosion in Iraq today: http://t.co/BfSvTnmBLx
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) April 15, 2013
What I'm praying through this horror in Boston: Lord, stop further explosions, bring help, comfort, healing and faith through this misery.
— Burk Parsons (@BurkParsons) April 15, 2013