Two Saudi nationals are currently hospitalized at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital following injuries at the twin explosions in Boston on Monday.
A 20-year-old man and an exchange student are the 2 Saudi nationals whose names have not been disclosed yet. A friend of the student told Al Arabiya that the victim’s leg had been severely injured and the doctors almost amputated it but a surgical procedure succeeded in saving her leg.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
The two Saudis were injured countering previous statements from the Saudi cultural attaché, reported by newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, saying there were no injured Saudis and that they were working to ensure all Saudi students were safe.