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16 April 2013, 09:19 | Updated: 16 April 2013, 09:52
The likes of Harry Styles, Rihanna and Cheryl Cole have all been reacting to news of the US tragedy.
Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and One Direction are just some of the many music stars who have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the victims of the Boston marathon explosions last night (15th April).
Monday's annual sporting event in the US city was marred by tragedy after two explosions led to over a hundred injuries and a number of deaths, and the music world has been reacting with sadness last night and this morning.
"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident," Justin Timberlake posted soon after the news first broke, while Taylor Swift wrote: "Sending all of my love to Boston after a day of sadness and confusion and not knowing what to say. I just don't understand."
'We Found Love' singer Rihanna simply posted the message "Heartbreaking" along with the Twitter hashtag '#pray4boston', which began trending around the world soon after the incident.
"Just heard the news. So terribly sad, thoughts with everyone in Boston," One Direction's Harry Styles posted, while his bandmate Louis Tomlinson similarly wrote: "My thoughts go out to anyone affected in Boston! Terrible news."
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Britney Spears have also posted messages paying tribute, while 'Call My Name' star Cheryl Cole tweeted that she was "sickened and saddened" after hearing the news.