Two Saudi nationals injured in Boston Marathon blasts
A man is loaded into an ambulance after being injured in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks (AFP/ Jim Rogash)
Two Saudi nationals were injured by Monday's twin blasts in Boston and are currently being hospitalized at the city’s Brigham and Women's Hospital.
One of the injured is a 20-year-old man whose name has not been disclosed, while the other is an unnamed exchange student.
The student's friend told Al Arabiya that the victim’s leg was severely injured and doctors almost amputated it. She added however that a surgical procedure succeeded in saving her leg.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
The two Saudis were injured despite previous statements from the Saudi cultural attaché, reported by pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, saying there are no injuries and that they were working to ensure all students were safe.