News reports indicate that a number of runners crossed the finish line and kept on running to the nearest hospital, to give blood. There was remarkably little panic; instead, a well-organized rescue effort. So far only three people have been confirmed dead, one of them an eight-year-old child. Probably that number will rise. But the prompt and effective reaction by so many, amateurs as well as trained professionals, undoubtedly prevented the death toll from being much worse. We should be proud of our fellow citizens.
"Amen to that," says Spoake Orations
quoting the above — What to say about Boston?
Indeed. The Explosions at the Boston Marathon
video shows people working to help save others seconds after the blasts.
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