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UPDATE: Three killed after explosions at Boston Marathon, 144 injured

Boston Marathon Explosion
Posted at 3:17 AM, Apr 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-16 14:11:52-04

UPDATE: (April 16, 2013 - 5:03 A.M.)

BOSTON, Mass. (CNN/WTXL) -- The confirmed number of people injured in explosions that happened during the Boston Marathon is rising.

Hospitals have received 144 patients who sustained injuries in the attack, according to the latest CNN tally. At least 17 are in critical condition, at least 25 are in serious condition, and at least 8 are children.

Three people are dead, according to Boston police.

The following is a list of Boston hospitals and the amount of people admitted due to injuries from the explosion:

Boston Medical Center: 20

Massachusetts General Hospital: 29

Tufts Medical Center: 12

Brigham and Women’s Hospital: 31 (+3 from previous update)

Carney Hospital: At least 4

Boston Children’s Hospital: 8

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: 18

Newton-Wellesley Hospital: 1

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: 21


UPDATE: (April 15, 2013 - 9:41 P.M.)

BOSTON, Mass. (ABC News)-- The death toll in the Boston Marathon bombings has increased to three people, according to the Boston Police commissioner.

Among the dead was an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

"This cowardly act will not be taken within stride," Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters this evening. "We will turn every rock over to find the people who are responsible for this."

At least 133 people were injured, including several children with severe trauma, when bombs exploded almost simultaneously near the marathon finish line. Some of the injuries have been described as amputations and severe burns.

The FBI said it has taken charge of the investigation and has no suspect in custody.

UPDATE: (April 15, 2013 - 6:05 P.M.)

BOSTON, Mass. (ABC News) -- ATF agents have descended on Brigham and Women’s hospital where they’re questioning one potential person of interest. At least 86 people have been taken to area hospitals, according to a tally by ABC News.

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BOSTON, Mass. --  ABC News confirming that at least 68 people have been injured after explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 

Police confirming that a third explosion took place at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. No injuries have been reported in that blast.

Commissioner Ed Davis says they aren't sure if the incidents are related, but are treating them as if they are.

Watch LIVE coverage from Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

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BOSTON, Mass. (AP)— A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.

Authorities have not identified what caused the explosives that erupted at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

The explosions have killed two people and injured at least 23 others.

Watch LIVE coverage from Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

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UPDATE (April 15, 2013 - 4:05 P.M.)

BOSTON, Mass. (WTXL) --ABC News has confirmed 2 people have been killed, 22 others seriously injured, after 2 separate explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Boston, Massachussetts ABC affiliate WCVB reports the explosions happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said several victims lost limbs, and the area was being evacuated.

Watch LIVE coverage from Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

This is the 117th Annual Boston Marathon. The annual event draws nearly 20,000 runners and a a crowd of nearly 500,000 people.

ABC News reports immediately after the explosions white smoke could be seen rising up to 20 feet into the air. The explosions also blew out windows in nearby buildings.

Stay with WTXL.tv, ABC27 News on air, and ABC News for continuing coverage.