Injured South Africans were spectators

2013-04-16 14:22
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2013-04-16 10:48

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Johannesburg - The two South Africans injured in the twin Boston bombings were spectators and not athletes, the international relations department said on Tuesday.

"Those South Africans initially reported as runners were in fact spectators," spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.

"They were treated for minor injuries and released, and we continue to monitor the situation there."

He also confirmed that 28 South African runners participated in the Boston marathon, which ended in bloodshed after two blasts that killed three people and left more than 100 injured.

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