Boston explosion: 8-yr-old victim died waiting to watch dad cross finish line


Eight-year-old Martin Richard was killed by the first of the explosions that rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. He had been there waiting to watch his father Bill cross the line: a rite of passage for scores of Boston youngsters living in the city that hosts one of the world’s oldest races.

According to the Boston Globe, Martin was very nearly saved from the blast after running out to hug his father, but his father kept on going and Martin returned to his mother. As Mr Richard carried on, his son, six-year-old daughter and wife were hit by the first of the blasts that came just 10 seconds and 90m apart. Martin was one of three killed by the twin blasts.

His sister Jane has reportedly lost a leg and his mother Denise is understood to have undergone surgery for a serious head injury. They were among the 170 who were injured in the attack. His older brother, 12-year-old Henry, is not thought to have been hurt in the explosion. According to neighbours, Mr Richard, who runs an environmental testing company, returned to his home in the Dorchester suburb of Boston this morning still in hospital scrubs.

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  1. Too bad! May d dead rest in peace, while those wounded be granted quick recovery. Whoever is responsible for this dastardly act can never go scot free

  2. Wicked world,bomb blast everywhere,killing innocent souls,what‘s wrong us(human beings)no one/nothing last forever,why are we so wicked?Why all this killings?You the killer,do you think you‘ll last forever?Unfortunately we are all death MEN,sadly we cannot chose HOW,but we can decide how we meet that end,in a manner that we‘ll be remembered as MEN.

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  4. It a pity. Its a sign that there’s not safe place in the world today. Nigeria should be thinking of a way forward. If this was in Nigeria, everybody would’ve been demanding for GEJ’s head on a platter as if he planted the bomb. What we need is solution now. The world is in trouble.

  5. D world in troble while d arab world has determined to resist d americas dorminance of economy true d milkin of other nations which is worse than physical fightin some pple ar foolishly havin mercy on america who creates war only for economic parasitism of the war torn nation

  6. All this devil headed suicide bombers at the end of investigation you will find out that it is a Muslim related group that carried out this act so what are we talking about ?
    a religion that has been commissioned to kill. let them know that what so ever a man sow so shall he reap MEND let us know when you are through with your arrangement of counter attack so that we volunteers can join

    يرأس كل هذا الشيطان الانتحاريين في نهاية التحقيق سوف تجد أنه من مجموعة مسلم ذات الصلة التي نفذت هذا العمل فما الذي نتحدث عنه؟
    الدين الذي تم تكليف لقتل. فليعلموا أن ما أي وقت مضى لزرع الرجل حتى وجب عليه جني إصلاح إعلامنا عندما كنت من خلال ترتيب مع الخاص من هجمة مرتدة حتى نتمكن المتطوعين يمكن الانضمام

  7. Mat your idealogical reasoning is zero if the came of the arabs with the American is what you think then what will you say of what is happning in our own country here? what is BOKO PIGS fighting for? the fact is that Muslim is a blood thirsty religion and anywhere they are they are only thinking of how to shade blood so that they can get a ticket to go to their devil paradise

  8. @summer rito i think you are the worst human being and ungreatful human being on arth,what is the link of muslim and the blast in america? i think you better watch your utterance dont be a junior brother of CAN that was build on political purpose not religiour purpose.

  9. @summer rito,u ar right.Bombins world ova ar d creations of islamic jihadists…@ least Nig is a livin testimony.Pls MEND,our govt hav failed us (xtians) u ar our last hop now! If u finish buldorisin doz shrines caled mosques & d pig worshipers in d Niger Delta,we ar xpetin u in d S/E.

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