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Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on

Published on Apr 15, 2014 1:42 PM
 

BOSTON (AFP) - One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation.

The solemn ceremonies will take place at the scene of the carnage at one of the world's nation's sporting events - in the heart of the city, on Boylston Street.

Church bells will toll at 2:49pm, the moment the first bomb exploded at the race's finish line on April 15 last year.

The two pressure-cooker devices allegedly planted by two brothers of Chechen descent, who had lived in the United States for years, sent metal fragments flying through the crowd, killing three people and wounding more than 260 others. Several people lost limbs.

 
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