Wednesday 21 March 2018

Live coverage of Boston bombing services hampered by broken satellite dish

Credit: Twitter/Caitriona Perry
Credit: Twitter/Caitriona Perry

The satellite dish from a truck based in Boston for today's tribute ceremonies has broken off as a result of high winds.

Earlier, there were reports that live coverage of services remembering last year's marathon bombings would not go ahead.

Washington correspondent with Ireland's national public broadcaster, Caitriona Perry, tweeted a picture of the broken vehicle this evening.

"Looks like live for @rtenews #Sixone from #Boston not going to happen as winds have snapped dish from top of truck," she posted.

The families of those killed in the bombing are holding prayer services and remembrance ceremonies at the sites of last year's explosions that occurred during the Boston marathon.

RTE's US Bureau Chief remained safe amid the chaos though - and was hopeful of continued coverage.

"We got a plan b but despite a team of engineers holding onto me & the equipment,the wind blew me out of shot!" she later tweeted.

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