Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Manchester residents queue to donate blood in aftermath of horror terror attack

Manchester residents queue to donate blood in aftermath of horror terror attack

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said more police had been ordered onto the streets of the British capital.

Police in Manchester, England, confirm a number of fatalities at Manchester Arena following a concert by Ariana Grande.

A spokesman for Ariana Grande's record label said the singer was "okay".

Greater Manchester Police tweeted that emergency services were "responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena".

Forensic investigations are trying to determine if the attacker had accomplices, said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.

"I can't wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they're dating /married to / attached to, having sex with (or not) / seen with ... but by their value as an individual", she said.

"Security was running out as well as the fans and concert goers".

Manchester Victoria railway station, which is next to the arena, will remain closed Tuesday, UK National Rail announced.

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Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear. More than 400 officers were deployed.

The bomb went off outside the venue about 10,30pm as the audience of 20,000- many of them teenage girls began to stream from the arena. Some eyewitnesses said it happened in the foyer of the arena just after the concert ended.

"We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity", he said.

Others offered to pay for hotel rooms for people stranded and in need of a room.

No, none of the identities of the people who were killed or wounded have been released.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Campbell was praying her 15-year-old daughter was alive.

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But they should not question it, I am professional, as long as I am somewhere I do my job until the last day. We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it.

"As I turned around, boom, one loud noise", she told Sky News.

The euro EUR=EBS hit a six-month high overnight after Merkel said the weakness of the euro, due to the European Central Bank's monetary policy, helped explain Germany's relatively high trade surplus.

Through tears, Campbell said she didn't know how anyone could do this to "innocent children".

Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed the attack as revenge against "Crusaders".

Until officials locate the culprit, they won't know whether there are other suicide vests are out there, he continued.

If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the most deadly in Britain since the London subway bombings in 2005.

One video shared on Twitter appeared to show the inside of the arena in the aftermath of the incident, with people screaming and streaming to the exits.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he and Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice.

"There were people pushing up the stairs, people obviously running, climbing over the chairs" trying to evacuate the concert, a witness told Britain's Sky News. Her breakout moment came in 2009, when she auditioned for a Nickelodeon show called "Victorious", which would launch her into teen idol stardom. It is a popular concert and sporting venue.

Pop concerts and nightclubs have been a terrorism target before. Five people were killed.

In Turkey, 39 people died when a gunman attacked New Year's revellers at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul. It's a sad day for the great city of Manchester.

She was one of 22 people killed in the explosion.

The 23-year-old former child star called her last album "Dangerous Woman" but her controversies have been markedly low-key, with the "danger" in her lyrics more about love than anything more sinister.

"She was with her friend Adam - Adam was found about half an hour ago, he's in hospital but Olivia has not been found yet".

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