Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Ariana Grande concert: MA musician OK after Manchester, England bombing


France's new President Emmanuel Macron offered his sympathies to the British people and said: "We are fighting terrorism together".

"One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester", the statement said.

A bomb disposal team arrived at the scene to investigate the explosion, another video posted on social media showed. Sadly, the first victim identified was Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old student and Ariana superfan who had been looking forward to attending the show. At least 22 people have died, and 59 others were wounded.

"There was a lot of little girls running out, and parents shouting out and yelling names", Delgado said. People were just pushing and pushing and pushing. "It was just. chaos", Sebastian Diaz, a 19-year-old from Newcastle, told AFP. Thousands of people had traveled to Manchester, 200 miles northwest of London, for the concert.

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

Around 21,000 people are reported to have been at the concert at the time of the explosion.

The blast struck on the anniversary of the murder of Lee Rigby who was beheaded by ISIS jihadis in a blood-curdling daylight attack in London.

Grande tweeted in the aftermath of the attack saying that she was "broken" and apologizing to fans who were hurt after coming out to see her. "I don't have words".

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham described the attack as "our darkest of nights".

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It was the Syrians and Iraqis who fought the terrorists and Iran, Hezbollah and Russian Federation were by them. Those who fund terrorists can not claim they are fighting against them", he said.

Monday's incident is being treated as a terror attack and May said the threat level remains at "severe", meaning the government considers another terror attack highly likely.

In a rare statement, the director general of domestic intelligence agency MI5 said staff were "revolted by the disgusting terrorist attack".

"I saw this flash of light and then there was just smoke and shrapnel everywhere, glass everywhere, people screaming", said a mother named Emma. PM May's ruling Conservative Party, which has a big lead in opinion polls, is preparing to suspend election campaigning due to the blast.

"We've tried all the hospitals, we tried the hotels and everything in Manchester".

"My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight".

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the attack was "especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers".

"These were Christmas presents for the majority of people".

Derek Cartwright, chief executive of North West Ambulance Service, Derek Cartwright said: 'The service is devastated by the attack in Manchester last night.

A local newspaper has been overwhelmed with donations after setting up a fund for victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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