Hawaii lawmakers pray for Boston Marathon victims


HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are extending sympathy and prayers to people affected by bombs exploding at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Two bombs killed three people and injured more than 130 on Monday at the finish line of one of the world’s most prestigious marathons that attracted about 23,000 runners.

Hawaii’s state House session began Monday with a prayer for the families of victims. Lawmakers also prayed for wisdom to guide Boston’s leaders.

At Rep. Cynthia Thielen’s request, the House also observed a moment of silence before ending the session.

On the Senate side, Sen. Sam Slom offered a prayer at the end of the session asking for safety for the victims.

Sen. Kalani English from Maui also issued a statement offering “heartfelt aloha” to the victims and their families.

 

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