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One Child Killed, Others Injured in Boston Marathon Explosions

By Bryan Toporek — April 16, 2013 1 min read

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An 8-year-old boy was one of the three victims confirmed dead from the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

Two separate explosions tore through the area near the marathon’s finish line just before 3 p.m. on Monday. Of the more than 130 injured from the two blasts, at least eight were children, CNN.com reported on Monday night.

Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who was among the fatalities, was “rushed from the scene” moments after the bombing, rescue officials told the .

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.