“I watched the news later. Being there . . . in that state of mind . . . it didn’t make sense,” she said. “Today, I’m just in shock.”
She said a friend was 15 or 20 feet from the second bomb, suffering minor ear damage but witnessing firsthand the carnage.
“People should never have to see what she saw,” said Bowers.
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