As Africa Top Sports.com has just reported, this is consternation! A double explosion killed at least two or three dead at the arrival of the Boston Marathon – The confusion is such that it is still impossible to say-
A witness reported: “There was an explosion. Police, firefighters and paramedics are on site. We have no indication of the number of people injured “
The explosion occurred when thousands of runners were finishing the 117th edition of the marathon, in front of a crowd of spectators as the Ethiopian Desisa in men and the Kenyan Keptoo in women had won the race. Before this tragedy, there had been a feat of Africans. In men, the Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa won the race in 2h 10mn 22s. He beat Micah Kogo of Kenya, second with 2:10:27 and Gebregziabher Gebremariam another Ethiopian with a time of 2h 10mn 28s.
The women’s race did not escape the athletes in the Horn of Africa. The Kenyan Rita Jeptoo has become imperative in 2h 26mn and 25s. She signed her second victory over the Boston Marathon. She was followed by the Ethiopian Meseret Hailu (2h 26mn 58s). Another Kenyan, Sharon Cherop came in third with a time of 2h 27mn 01s.
The first images are terrifying, especially as this video posted by TV France Info.
A second video is even more overwhelming https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ . A runner touched by this explosion will collapse when he was about to cross the finish line.
Remains a question? What happened? Is this double explosion was triggered by a deranged, or is it a terrorist attack?
Reinforcements have been deployed across the United States, including New York, which is on high alert.
To be continued …