BOSTON - The number of people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has been revised sharply upwards.
Medical officials now say 282 competitors and bystanders suffered injuries from the twin blasts, that took place last Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Of those injured, 48 remain hospitalized, two who are reported in critical condition. They are a 7-year-old girl, and a man described as being in his 60s.
Boston Medical Director of Endovascular Surgery Dr. Jeffery Kalish says 14 patients had one or more limbs amputated, and now face what he calls "daunting" recoveries. As a testiment to the strength and will of those patients, however, he says some of those amputees are already up and walking the halls of the hospitals where they are being treated.
"It takes a lot of work, a lot of practice, and they have to learn new routines," Kalish says.
Three people were killed by the homemade bombs, created from kettle cookers filled with b-b's, ball bearings and sharp metal shards.
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