Boston: South Africans discharged from hospital

Two South Africans injured in the Boston Marathon blast were treated for minor injuries.

A screen grab from a private video shows the smoke after one of the explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

JOHANNESBURG - As worldwide condemnation of the Boston bombings intensifies, it has emerged two South Africans who were injured in the explosions, have been treated and discharged from hospital.

Three people died and over 140 more were injured when the devices went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 10pm South African time on Monday.

The Department of International Relation's Clayson Monyela said the injured South Africans were spectators and not athletes as initially thought.

"The latest report that we've got from our mission is that the two South Africans who were reported as injured were treated for minor injuries and discharged. They don't have reports of any more injuries or any other South Africans affected by the blasts in Boston."

Meanwhile, the ANC has condemned what it called the senseless and dastardly act of terrorism.

It has urged the American government to do everything in its power to bring those responsible for this act of terror to book.

The ANC's Keith Khoza said, "We think that they should do everything in their power to bring those responsible to book. We'd also like to send our condolences to the families of the deceased. We also wish those are injured a speedy recovery, especially the South Africans who were injured in the blast."

At the same time, President Barack Obama has vowed to get to the bottom of the incident and deal with those responsible.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.