YouTube creates 'Explosions at Boston Marathon' video page

YouTube creates a spotlight page devoted to video and news related to the deadly bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line.

YouTube creates official page devoted to the Boston Marathon explosions. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET

As Boston grapples with the aftermath of two explosions that hit the city during its annual marathon, YouTube has created a way for people to immediately get the latest news.

The video steaming site has built an official YouTube Spotlight page devoted to all video related to the blasts. Titled "Explosions at the Boston Marathon," the page has 26 videos as of this writing -- from President Barack Obama's speech to videos captured by onlookers to police press conferences detailing the explosions. More videos will surely be added as more is uncovered about what happened.

Earlier today, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon while thousands of runners were still in the race. Reportedly, at least two people were killed and dozens were injured. Cell phone service is currently down in the heart of the city.

Besides YouTube building its dedicated video page, other organizations have also created resources to help , including people finders from Google and the Red Cross and a donation center at Boston's Mass General hospital.

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Dara Kerr is a staff writer for CNET focused on the sharing economy and tech culture. She grew up in Colorado where she developed an affinity for collecting fool's gold and spirit animals.

 

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