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Third Victim in Marathon Bombing Identified (UPDATED)

The third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as a Chinese graduate student at Boston University.

The third fatality of Boston Marathon bombing has been identified on Wednesday as Lu Lingzi, a Chinese graduate student studying mathematics and statistics at Boston University.

Lu also attended UC Riverside for three monthsas a study abroad program before moving to Boston.

According to officials at Boston University, Lu was watching the race near the finish line with two other students when the bombs went off.

Lingzi Lu was a graduate student in mathematics and statistics at Boston University. (Musi_Zhang/Flickr)
Lingzi Lu was a graduate student in mathematics and statistics at Boston University. (Musi_Zhang/Flickr)

Another of the three students, also in graduate school, has undergone surgery on Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon. Dean Robert Hill reported she is now in stable condition in the hospital.

The third student was unharmed.

The two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 170 others at the Boston Marathon on Monday are said to have been crafted with metal shards, ball bearings, and nails.

Officials say they found a piece of circuit board they believe was a part of an explosive device used in the attack. The lid of a pressure cooker was also found to have been catapulted on to the roof of a building nearby.

The bombs used in the attack are thought to have been made from explosives placed in pressure cookers and carried to the scene in black nylon backpacks.

At least 170 people were injured in the attack when bombs began exploding as runners crossed the finish line. Among the three people who died in the attack are Krystle Campbell, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., Martin Richard, 8, of Arlington, Mass., and Lu.

Family members of Krystle Campbell were initially informed that she was alive and being treated in a local hospital -- only to later be notified that her identity had been confused with another patient.  That patient was later identified as a friend who had been standing next to her in the crowd.

Officials said the women's names were mixed up on the way to Massachusetts General Hospital. When William Campbell arrived, he learned his daughter had died during the attack.

Many victims have been released from hospitals around Boston, though over 10 remain in critical condition. According to doctors, many of the injuries sustained were to the legs and say patients are making progress and expected to recover.

Various vigils are scheduled to be held in and around Boston throughout the week. President Barack Obama will visit Boston on Thursday.

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