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22 dead and 59 injured in Manchester Arena attack

by LLB Reporter
23rd May 17 8:36 am

Terror attack

Twenty-two people, including children have been killed in a suicide attack on Manchester Arena, 59 others have been injured.

The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday after a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Greater Manchester police have said the lone male attacker who was killed in the blast was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

Currently relatives are using social media to find missing loved ones.

Police have set up an emergency help line in response to the attack. The number is: 0161 856 9400.

A total of sixty ambulances were sent to the scene and those injured are currently being treated in six different hospitals across the city.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was “the most horrific incident” Greater Manchester had ever faced.

He said the investigation was now trying to establish if the attacker “was acting alone or as part of a network”.

Eyewitnesses have described seeing debris and spoke about the fear that swept over them during the attack.

Emma Johnson and her husband were at the arena to pick up their 15 and 17-year-old children.

She told BBC Radio Manchester: “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise.”

“The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a flash of fire afterwards. There were bodies everywhere.”

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