BU Student Lingzi Lu Still Missing after Watching 2013 Boston Marathon, Team BCNC Safe Home

By David Li, bostonese.com

Boston, April 16, 2013, — A warm and breezy spring afternoon turned into nightmare for two international students from China. Both female students are from Boston University, and wanted to cheer on the runners as they crossing the finish line. One of the students was seriously injuried by one of the bombs yesterday afternoon near Boston Marathon finish line, and is currently being treated at a local hospital. Lingzi Lu (pictured below) is still missing as of 10:36 AM today.
Her friend shared this picture of Lingzi Lu on Facebook.

A friend of Miss Lu posted this message on Facebook at around 9:30 AM this morning: “The girl Lingzi Lu went missing during the Marathon game yesterday. All we know is that another girl who accompanied her was seriously injured. So anybody in hospitals, if you ever saw this girl, please tell us. Thank you so much!”

Miss Lu is a graduate of Beijing Institute of Technology, Class of 2012. She is currently a graduate student at BU majoring in statistics. She went to watch the 117th Boston Marathon with her friend Miss Zhou, also a graduate student at BU. Miss Zhou graduated from Wuhan University in central China.

If you have information about Miss Lingzi Lu, please call Mayor’s Hotline: 617-635-4500.

BCNC Runners and Staff Returned Home Safely

Running Boston Marathon is a life-long dream for many people. It’s a pity that many runners of the 117th Boston Marathon didn’t get the chance to finish the race due to the bombings. “They are still my heros,” Carmen Chan of BCNC told me over the phone speaking of two BCNC runners Julia Kuo and Yanyi Weng.

In her post Boston Marathon update, Elaine Ng, executive director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), wrote the following:

“As you know, the tragedy at the Boston Marathon was horrible. Thankfully, Team BCNC runners Julia Kuo and Yanyi (Emily) Weng, and the BCNC staff, youth and friends who went to cheer them on are uninjured and weren’t near Copley Square when the bombs went off.

Julia reached 25 miles and Yanyi reached 21 miles, both were detoured from the route and got home safely. A special thank you to BCNC staff for getting our youth and supporters home. Another thank you to our supporters of Team BCNC who reached out and expressed concern over their safety.

Our hearts and minds are with the bomb victims and their families in this very sad time.”