Agence France-PresseApril 18, 2013 01:00
Three Chinese friends from Boston University went to sample American life at the city's ill-fated marathon. Lu Lingzi was killed, Zhou Danling was badly hurt and the third wonders how she survived unscathed.
The whole campus has been scarred by the death of Lu, a brilliant rising mathematician, who only arrived at Boston in September, but had immediately launched into life at the prestigious institution.
The three women were among hundreds of people caught in the blast of two bombs that erupted at the finish line, killing three and wounding about 180.