Three people were killed in the devastating Boston Marathon explosions on April 15, following dual bombs detonating. Lu Lingzi, Martin Richard and Krystle Campbell tragically died, and we have a gallery of sweet and sad pictures for you to browse through.
Lu Lingzi, Martin Richard and Krystle Campbell have been named as three victims were who tragically killed in the Boston Marathon explosions on April 15, when two bombs hidden in bins exploded within 12 seconds of each other. Lu was a Chinese student studying in the US, Martin was a sweet third grader attending the event with his family, and Krystle was cheering on a friend. Read on to see all the sad pictures.
Martin, 8, was named as the first victim of the bombings. He was waiting at the finish line to give his father a hug, but sadly, he was killed in the explosions.
Martin had walked out on the track to hug his dad, Bill Richard, as he went to cross the finishing line. But when Bill continued on, Martin turned back to rejoin his mother and two of his siblings, just as the first bomb exploded. His mother was seriously injured and his sister lost her leg in the blast.
Martin’s father Bill said in a touching statement:
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”
Krystle, 29, was was named as the second person who was killed in the awful tragedy, and her father William A. Campbell opened up about her tragic death and said “she was the most lovable girl,” while her mother called her death a “waste.”
“My daughter was the most lovable girl. She helped everybody and I’m just so shocked right now. We’re just devastated,” William told Yahoo!. She was “very caring, very loving person, and was daddy’s little girl.”
Krystle, a restaurant manager from Arlington, Mass., had gone with her best friend Karen Rand to take a picture of her Karen’s boyfriend crossing the finish line.
Lu’s father identified her as the third victim the bombings. Lu, 23, attended the marathon with her friend Zhou Danling, and was currently pursuing a graduate degree at Boston University in Mathematics and Statistics.
Before Lu’s death was officially confirmed, her best friend Li Luquan, 23, told Mail Online, “Lingzi went to the marathon with three friends, one of whom was Zhou Danling and another girl who came home safe. Lingzi did not come home on Monday night and I called the police and notified the Chinese consulate. She’s my best friend, I miss her so much. We were roommates for two years at university in China. All her friends here miss her very much. Nobody knows where she is.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you sad for Lu, Krystle and Martin’s families?
— Eleanore Hutch