Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Manchester bombing: 'The last time they will ever sing'


On Monday night, at least 22 people were killed when a lone attacker detonated a homemade bomb inside the foyer at the Manchester Arena after a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande had ended.

The so-called Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Under the order, armed military personnel replaced police guarding "key sights" and events like concerts and sports matches.

Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi in an attack on a pop concert on Monday night. Her manager, Scooter Braun, said in a statement, "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act". Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on Britain's streets as a result of the move.

It is understood Abedi never met with the university's resident imam. She said Abadi was born and raised in Britain.

Monday's attack came just over two weeks before Britain votes in a general election and campaigning was suspended by all the main political parties. Among other things, this was a concert meant to celebrate female empowerment, and numerous victims were young British women there to take part.

- The attack was carried out by a lone male suicide bomber who detonated an improvised explosive device. Parents, who were waiting outside to pick up their children at the end of the show, waded into the fleeing crowds desperately hunting for loved ones. "Initially, we thought that the sound was all kinds of things but it didn't hit that this was a bomb until we were evacuated and they told us exactly what was going on".

Another University of Manchester student, who wanted to be known only as Sarah, lives opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary, where numerous injured were admitted. Twelve of them were aged under 16.

After the blast was heard, fans, many clutching pink plastic balloons, scrambled in panic for exits of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena.

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And I would add Motown - across genres, across race, across everything, young girls are such an important part of pop music.

A large number of people gathered in Manchester for a vigil on Tuesday evening.

Poet Tony Walsh recalled the city's history in a poem entitled "This Is The Place", which drew huge cheers as he recounted the gritty attitude that made the city a heartland of industrial and cultural creativity.

"We just started running", said another.

The death toll from the bombing is now at 22 with about 59 others injured.

In March, a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament.

Police and spy agencies are reviewing security for major public events but the nation's terror alert level remains unchanged following the Manchester suicide bombing.

The players will wear black armbands for the game in Stockholm and a minute's silence will be held.

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