Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement following an explosion in Boston:
"Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed and injured by today's terrible explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
"While we don't have full details, it's clear that first responders are to be commended for their quick and professional actions.
"Regardless of the cause, it's a dreadful thing to happen - particularly near the very spot where runners and spectators from around the globe have been celebrating athletic achievement for the past 117 years.
"Our government stands ready to offer whatever assistance may be needed in light of this tragedy."
Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat