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Lu Lingzi, 23-Year-Old Student, Named As Third Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

17/04/2013 15:03 BST | Updated 17/04/2013 16:38 BST

The third fatality in the Boston Marathon bombing has been named as 23-year-old Lu Lingzi.

The Chinese national was a Boston University graduate student. She was caught in the first blast as she was watching runners cross the finish line.

Ms Lu was with two friends at the time one of whom was seriously injured but is now in a stable condition at Boston Medical Centre, reports BU Today.

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Lu had been studying international trade

Her other friend was unhurt.

China denounced the bombing saying it "denounces and opposes any kind of bombing that is targeted at civilians", reports Bloomberg.

The other two fatalities in the April 15 bombings have been named as eight-year-old Martin Richard and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell.

Martin's father has spoken of his heartbreak as his wife and daughter remain in hospital.

More than 170 others were injured with some remaining in a critical condition.

The FBI released pictures of what they believe are the remains of the bombs along with before and after CCTV footage of what is thought to be the devices.

Authorities have admitted the investigation is "still in its infancy" with no suspects as of yet.