BOSTON, Massachusetts – A South Korean man has been hospitalized with wounds from an explosion during the Boston Marathon, which left three dead and more than one-hundred-seventy others hurt.
Ahn Dong-sik, 23, underwent minor surgery at a nearby hospital for injuries on his legs and thighs, but he is not in critical condition, according to officials at the South Korean consulate general in Boston.
Ahn, in Boston for a language study program, briefly lost consciousness in the stands near the marathon’s finish line when the bombs went off. No individual or group has claimed responsibility yet.
An investigation is under way after two explosions near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead and at least 140 injured. The FBI has taken over co-ordination of what it described as a ‘potential terrorist inquiry’. Boston police say officers are working around the clock and all leave has been canceled.
At least 17 people are critically wounded, officials say, and the injuries include several amputations. One of the dead was an eight-year-old boy, US media said.
In a televised address, President Barack Obama vowed to bring those behind the attack to justice.
TV footage showed bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. Rescuers tore down temporary fencing to reach the casualties.
Source: Busan eFM News
Photo: Dan Lampariello