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Updated: 2013-04-16 12:35

(China Daily)

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Deadly explosions in Boston

9:00 am

The 2013 Boston Marathon begins.

3:00 pm

Two explosions at the finish line of the marathon.

4:04 pm

Boston Marathon organizers stated the explosions were caused by bombs.

4:08 pm

Boston Police Department reported two deaths and 22 wounded people in the two explosions near the finish line.

4:24 pm

Two more explosives were found in the area near the Boston Marathon.

4:31 pm

President Barack Obama called Boston's mayor and the Massachusetts governor to express his concern and condolences for those injured in the incident.

5:21 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder has directed full resources of the Justice Department be deployed to investigate the bombs that exploded at the marathon.

6:13 pm

President Barack Obama delivered a speech and said: "We will find out who did this and why they did this and we will hold them accountable."

8:55 pm

The death toll rose to three, Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

China Daily

(China Daily 04/16/2013 page8)