Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Child dies in Boston Marathon bombing, Obama vows to 'get to the bottom of this'

Child dies in Boston Marathon bombing, Obama vows to 'get to the bottom of this', An eight-year-old child died Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, one of two dead in the blast near the finish line of the annual marathon.

CNN confirms that hundreds have been admitted to Boston hospitals, with at least 8 out of the approximately 110 injured in critical condition. Eight of the injured are children.

View slideshow: Pictures of Boston Marathon explosion
President Barack Obama addressed the nation shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday night.

While he did not confirm that the Boston Marathon bombings were a terrorist attack, he ordered the "full resources" of the federal government" and increased security across the nation.

"We still do not know who did this or why; but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this."

Obama stated that the bomb blasts occurred on Patriots Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts that celebrates the beginning of the American Revolution.

Photos of Boston Marathon bombing

Injuries in the blast vary, but bloodied sidewalks and photos of those who were injured in the blast are indicative of a horrific tragedy.

The two explosions happened at approximately 2:50 p.m., about two hours after the first of the Boston Marathon's nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line near Copley Square.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated on Monday afternoon that it implemented a no-fly zone around an area of Boston and temporarily stopped planes on the ground at Logan International Airport.

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