Manchester Arena Bombing Victims
By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
The Greater Manchester police have reported that at least 22 people have died, including some children, following an explosion Monday night at a concert featuring the U.S. singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena in England.
In a Facebook post, Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: "Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured. Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available."
Greater Manchester Police tweeted that emergency services were responding to a "serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available."
"Ariana is OK," a representative said. "We are further investigating what happened."
Witnesses reported a loud bang right as the concert finished.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Manchester blast was among the worst Britain has ever experienced.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
UPDATE: The names of all of the people who died in the bombing have since been released. They are:
Megan Hurley, 15
Courtney Boyle, 18
Philip Tron, 32
Wendy Fawell, 50
Eilidh MacLeod, 14
Chloe Rutherford, 17
Liam Curry, 19
Sorrell Leczkowski, 14
Nell Jones, 14
Michelle Kiss, 45
Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 50
Marcin Klis, 42
Angelika Klis, 40
Kelly Brewster, 32
Olivia Campbell, 15
John Atkinson, 26
Alison Howe, 45
Lisa Lees, 47
Saffie-Rose Roussos, 8
Georgina Callander, 18
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