Boston officials say 264 injured in marathon bombing

BOSTON Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:20am EDT

Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston field office, stands at the site of the explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts April 22, 2013. REUTER/Chitose Suzuki/Boston Herald/Pool

Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston field office, stands at the site of the explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts April 22, 2013. REUTER/Chitose Suzuki/Boston Herald/Pool

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BOSTON (Reuters) - A total of 264 people injured in last week's bomb attack at the Boston Marathon were treated at 26 hospitals in the days following the attack, the Boston Public Health Commission said on Tuesday. Three people died in the attack.

Authorities have revised the number of injured several times over the past week as additional cases proved to be linked to the explosions on April 15. The latest count is higher than earlier estimates and reflects patients who may not have sought medical help at the scene but later checked in to hospitals in the area, said Nick Martin, a spokesman for the commission.

"There are people that, I think, felt like they had minor injuries right after and they realized their symptoms weren't going away," Martin said.

About 48 people remained hospitalized as of Monday, according to hospital officials.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Grant McCool)

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Vuenbelvue wrote:
A new paradox Boston bombing was for religious reason from two nonreligious men.

Apr 23, 2013 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:
“There are people that, I think, felt like they had minor injuries right after and they realized their symptoms weren’t going away,” Martin said.

That sentences makes no sense at all! It certainly needs a lot more clarification.

They couldn’t figure out that they were injured with shrapnel? How did they figure they were injured at all? It suggests that they are people who can walk around and suffer injury for no apparent reason and not quite notice it? Is Boston full of the walking dead?

I don’t think I have ever in my life suffered even a scrape or bruise that I couldn’t identify as to its probable cause. But I do find, in old age, that my skin abrades more easily – especially on my hands and around the knuckles.

This whole incident has something of a Rorschach test sound to it. And it’s ever so entertaining.

And not a single article about the winner of the marathon and no one I have asked up here knows either?

A mind is a terrible thing to waste – especially when it is a whole country.

@Vuenbelvue – That’s no kind or attitude at all. We should both learn to just sit back and enjoy the entertainment value in this dubious grab ass exercise in-group think.

I really get the feeling that the best thing to do is not think about it at all. It only makes it live another day. But I really have a morbid streak like so many others and can only quit one addiction at a time. Right now quitting smoking is the top of my list. Random and mindless violence will just have to wait. The governments of the world seem to be more addicted to it than I am anyway and they all seem to know how to make it pay.

Is it acceptable to suggest that whoever actually set these bombs may be giving the US a taste of it’s own medicine and we are such babies? The Afghans and Iraqis are down right butch when it comes to suffering mass murder for no particular reason. They get to do it at weddings and funerals too. In fact – I don’t think there is a public event anywhere over there when they don’t have to suffer it with high explosives. I’ll bet those events are so common now they don’t even make the front page of the local rags (laterally, the “rags” or maybe it’s “the shreds”, the “confetti” the “tattler in tatters” etc). It must be one quick way to distribute the cake!

Apr 23, 2013 6:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OneOfTheSheep wrote:
@paintcan,

This verbal diarrhea sets a new low even for you.

You suggest in public that Americans “…should both learn to just sit back and enjoy the entertainment value in this dubious grab ass exercise in-group think. I really get the feeling that the best thing to do is not think about it at all.” “Right now quitting smoking is the top of my list. Random and mindless violence will just have to wait.”

You have admitted multiple times on Reuters to have no “values”, but your lack of empathy and mental priorities are frightening to the very concept of “civil society”. “…to suggest that whoever actually set these bombs may be giving the US a taste of it’s own medicine…” would suggest your thought process is divorced from reality.

Any person who would joke about the use of “high explosives” at “weddings and funerals” in Afghanistan and Iraq as “one quick way to distribute the cake” is a mentally unbalanced waste of skin, air and water. Society has learned the hard way that those without empathy are capable of unspeakable things.

You “paint” yourself as a real “loose cannon” with your own brush.

Apr 23, 2013 12:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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