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Doctor: Metal in Boston bomb victim leg like BBs

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 16, 2013 Apr 16, 2013 Tuesday, April 16 2013 April 16, 2013 6:33 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury.

Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line Monday.

Dr. Stephen Epstein of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says in an email the X-ray of a leg he saw has "what appears to be small, uniform round objects throughout it - similar in the appearance to BBs."

He says exactly what the objects are remains to be determined.

A spokeswoman as Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday that doctors there treated "everything from cuts and bruises to amputations."

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