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CNN Radio News Day: April 16, 2013
Photo of Martin Richard with a sign that says "No More Hurting People Peace". Almost a year ago, 8-year-old Martin Richard wrote those words on a sign at school. He died Monday in the Boston bombings. (photo: Facebook.com)
April 16th, 2013
04:33 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 16, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Yesterday's deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon was the only such terror attack in America since 9/11. Three people were killed, including eight-year-old Martin Richard who was watching the race with his family. His mother, Denise, suffered a brain injury and his little sister lost a leg. Officials say more than 170 people were injured, many of them critically. Dr. George Velmahos is chief of trauma surgery at Massachusetts General. He says most of the victims suffered injuries to the lower part of their bodies:

"Almost all of them had such severe trauma in their lower extremity that it was beyond salvation, so I would consider them almost automatic amputees. We just completed what the bomb had done." FULL POST

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