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How many people lost legs Boston Marathon?

How many people lost legs Boston Marathon?

Two terrorists, brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs, which detonated 14 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the race, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, including 17 who lost limbs.

How many people lost their limbs in Boston bombing?

Five years ago, 17 people lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing, fueling efforts to improve amputations and artificial limbs. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the marathon finish line in Boston, Massachusetts, firing shrapnel into the crowds that killed three and injured 260.

How did the marathon bombers get caught?

Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police three days later. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled and was captured a day later, after being found hiding in a boat in the backyard of a house in Watertown, a suburb of Boston.

Are Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky still married?

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky had only been married for seven months when they headed to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, to cheer on the runners.

What happened to Kensky and Downes on marathon?

Now Kensky and Downes, who also lost his left leg below the knee, will share their story — their joy and struggles, their relationship and their dog — in HBO’s documentary Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing, airing Monday night.

How many people died in the Boston Marathon bombing?

But then two homemade bombs exploded, killing three and wounding countless others at the race — including Downes and Kensky, who have had “30 to 40” surgeries on their limbs (and even their ears, which were ruptured in the explosions). Get push notifications with news, features and more.

What happened to Kelly Kensky’s life before the Boston attacks?

Kensky misses the daily routine of her life before the bombing, including her job as an oncology nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, and running with Downes. “We went from being this young, healthy, fit couple — I took a multivitamin everyday and that was it — to having a whole slew of doctors,” Kensky says.