US Working Together With UK to Investigate Deadly Manchester Attack - Tillerson

Angie Massey
May 24, 2017

"Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair".

Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens.

22 people were killed during the attack and 59 were wounded, according to media reports.

"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", said 22-year-old concertgoer Majid Khan.

Robinson said she took dozens of teenage girls to the nearby Holiday Inn Express hotel and tweeted out her phone number to anxious parents telling them to meet her there. They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Georgina's family at this bad time, and we think especially of her brothers Harry and Daniel who are also former students of the school", the school said.

There has been an outpouring of generosity from the general public in the wake of the attack.

Police were quick to label the attack a "terrorist incident" and immediately began working to establish if the bomber was working alone or a part of a terror network. The suspect set off the bomb near one of the venue's exits as the predominantly younger crowd let out of the arena around 10:30 p.m. local time.

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Her manager Scooter Braun issued a statement saying: "Tonight, our hearts are broken".

There was no immediate claim of responsbility, but Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism "until we know otherwise".

It is reported that wife Cristina Serra, and children Valentina and Maria all escaped unharmed - but are understood to "be in shock".

Whether you're an average citizen or a mega-star, seeing so many lives taken in an instant will leave anyone shook up.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has also released a statement following on from the tragedy.

Speaking after chairing an emergency Cobra meeting, the Prime Minister said the "callous" attack was "among the worst terrorism we have experienced in the United Kingdom".

"My condolences to all of the families affected and we will be praying for all of Manchester", Drake added.

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