Tragedy struck Boston, Massachusetts today, as simultaneous explosions disrupted the 177th running of the Boston Marathon. As of 7:00 PM on Monday, April 15, at least two people were reported dead and 73 more injured.
Approximately 27,000 athletes participated in this year's race, which, along with annual contests in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City, comprise the World Marathon Majors.
President Obama addressed the nation shortly after 6:30 PM, asking his fellow countrymen to "say a prayer for Boston," adding "Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss."
Musicians around the globe, many of whom call the Commonwealth home, took to Twitter to express condolences to a city and nation in mourning.
Boston your in our prayers from California...be safe everyone !!!!Unbelievable— Dropkick Murphys (@DropkickMurphys) April 15, 2013
Oh man. Our hearts are with you Boston.— guster (@guster) April 15, 2013
Thoughts go out to all, right in our home town of Boston, who were involved in the marathon explosions today.Very sad.— Godsmack Official (@Godsmack_Music) April 15, 2013
BOSTON, we are with you.— PIXIES (@PIXIES) April 15, 2013
Sending love & prayers to EVERYONE in Boston. I had close friends within feet of the event. This hits close to home. Please stay safe.— Grace Potter (@gracepotter) April 15, 2013 April 15, 2013
My heartfelt love goes out to those affected by today's tragedy in Boston. All of our thoughts are with you. #loveintothelight— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) April 15, 2013
Sending peace & many blessings to Boston ❤❤❤— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 15, 2013
Our thoughts and love go out to the good people of Boston.— Garbage (@garbage) April 15, 2013
We have family and roots in Boston and are sending as much love as one can from across the country. Stay strong. Much love.— Grizzly Bear (@grizzlybear) April 15, 2013 Musicians Respond to Boston Marathon Bombing
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