Anguished search by families after Manchester attack
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 21:04
An eight-year-old girl, who went to the Ariana Grande concert with her mother and sister, has been identified as the second victim in the Manchester terror attack, United Kingdom media report. It initially aimed to raise £250,000 but quickly surpassed that target.
They think the attacker died at the scene.
As of just after 5.20 p.m BST, the campaign has attracted donations of £414,906 from 14826 separate backers.
Runshaw College in Lancashire said: "It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday's Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College".
Eyewitnesses said the explosion was heard after the artist had finished her show and left the stage. "I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends", Upton said.
The pop star released the following statement on social media: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words".
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that "many" children were among the dead - over 59 people were also injured in the Manchester Arena bombing.
After a night of confusion, Manchester Police finally confirmed that the attack was a suicide bombing Tuesday morning, noting that the bomber detonated an improvised explosive device.
She said she had spoken to her at the concert.
"People were running and screaming".
Grande has been scheduled to continue her Dangerous Woman World Tour on Thursday and Friday with a stop at London's O2 Arena.
People at the arena described a scene of chaos and terror.
Flags in Downing Street have been lowered to half-mast in honour of those killed and injured.
Television personalities she had met also paid tribute.
The 38-year-old chat show host, who hails from Britain but has made a huge success for himself Stateside, filmed an opening monologue for his The Late Late Show with James Corden about the attack when the news starting spreading.