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UPDATE: Cedartown and Rome Boston Marathon Runners Unharmed

Apr 15, 2013 -- 5:06pm

 

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
 
 
UPDATE: According to the Cedartown 5k Road Race’s Facebook page, Kirge Schabort of Cedartown is unharmed, safe and on his way out of Boston.
 
Twenty-three people are injured and two have been confirmed dead by Boston Law Enforcement officials, after two explosions wrought devastation to the finish-line of the Boston Marathon. 
 
According to ABC News, the bombings were 15 seconds apart at the end of the 26.2 mile race, and local law enforcement say they have discovered three more suspicious devices in the area. Janet Woo, a reporter out of Boston, witnessed the explosion. 
 
“When I ran out of the van to find the source of the explosion, I saw the second explosion go off, and it was very close to the first explosion. I would say just two huge puffs of white smoke and a bang,” she says. “The explosion was so severe, that runners that were coming down the road, I saw a couple of them fall over from the impact.” 
 
There is some good news to be had out of the carnage---Rome’s own Alexis Headrix was competing in the marathon when the explosions blew. According to her coworkers at the Animal Medical Center of Rome, she and her family members are unharmed.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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