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April 17, 2013

Stories of the dead and injured in Boston bombing

BOSTON — The twin bombs at the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 170 on Monday. Here are the stories of those killed and some of the injured.

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

A Boston University graduate student was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the school said Tuesday.

The Shenyang Evening News, a state-run Chinese newspaper, identified her Wednesday as Lu Lingzi.

Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings, a Hong Kong-based broadcaster with ties to the Chinese government, said she was from the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang and a graduate student in statistics.

In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student. The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Consulate General in New York did not identify the victim at the request of the family.

The Boston University statement says the student was with two friends who were watching the race at the finish line, not far from campus. One of the friends, also a graduate student at the university, was injured and is at Boston Medical Center in stable condition.

A team led by Deputy Consul General Ruiming Zhong was in Boston to investigate and assist relatives of the victims, a statement from the consulate said.

THE RICHARDS: A FAMILY INJURED, IN MOURNING

Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball.

The boy's father, Bill Richard, released a statement thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death Monday. Richard's wife, Denise, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Jane, also suffered significant injuries in the blasts.

The family was watching Monday's race and had gone to get ice cream before returning to the area near the finish line before the blasts.

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