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Among the many dead is Ariana Grande fan Georgina Callander who has today been described as a girl who “lit up the room”.
She had tragically written to her pop hero yesterday, telling the pop star: “SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW”.
A close friend told the Evening Standard she died with her mother at her hospital bedside.
Thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic as a terrorist detonated a huge bomb – thought to be packed with nails and bolts - as Ariana’s concert ended at the Manchester Arena.
Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.
The horrific blast could he heard echoing through the packed arena as families tried to make their way home as the concert came to an end just after 10.40pm.
Theresa May said this morning the attack "stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice."
The PM sadded the "cowardice of the attacker was met by the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester."
She also revealed police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won't reveal it now.
- Written by Abdullahi
- Category: EUROPE