Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria : Suicide bombers die in failed attack with suspected Boko Haram links

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Turning On Trump?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World According to Trump (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Kim Jong-Un, François Fillon, French Police Brutality (part 2)

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Europe market jitters: Political risks give investors cause for concern

Read more

FOCUS

A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

Read more

FASHION

Haute Coiffure: When hairdressing becomes a work of art

Read more

#TECH 24

The startup space race

Read more

Americas

Liveblog: Deadly explosions strike Boston Marathon

© AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-04-16

At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured after two explosions went off at the finish line of the world-famous Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, creating scenes of chaos.

  • Two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon at around 3pm EDT (7pm GMT).
  • Death toll from explosions at Boston Marathon rose from two to three, Boston Police Department says. Police also reported more than 100 people injured, some of them critically.
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The FBI has announced that it will take over the lead of investigation into the bombings.
  • One of the victims killed in the explosions was an 8-year-old boy, US media reported.
  • A third explosive found on the race course was defused by police.
  • Security heightened in cities across the US and abroad.
  • Bombings classified as “act of terror,” according to a White House official.
  • US President Barack Obama vowed, "We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable," in televised statement.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

Date created : 2013-04-16

  • USA

    Panic as deadly blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line

    Read more

COMMENT(S)