Eight-year-old girl among dead in Manchester
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 20:33
Identities of those killed in Monday night's concert attack in Manchester started to come to light early Tuesday, with numerous victims expected to be young.
Saffie had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire. The explosion ripped through the mostly teenage crowd as they streamed out of the venue following the end of the pop star's performance.
He added that Saffie "was simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word". Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.
'Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina's family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss, 'the college said.
Another victim was named by her college as Georgina Callander, who was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire. The 18-year-old was an avid fan of the hit U.S. show Once Upon a Time -in which Karen plays Princess Jasmine - and had recently met and had photos with members of the cast. On Sunday, she tweeted the singer, saying, "SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOMORROW".
Saffie Roussos, eight, who was killed in the attack, was described by the headteacher at her school in Preston as a "beautiful little girl". Photos showed a fun-loving teenager who liked pop groups like One Direction and Fifth Harmony.
A man from the Greater Manchester area was confirmed as the third victim of the attack, according to Ivan Lewis, a local politician.
On Tuesday morning, many parents and relatives were still trying to find their children. Photos of the youngsters from South Shields have been widely shared since their friends put out a call for help.
"Whole body feels numb".
Atkinson had been a student at nearby Bury College.
"All acts of terrorism are cowardly acts on innocent people but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting the innocent defenseless children and young people, who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives", May said.
Mr Atkinson's Facebook account has been "memorialised", a process only made possible by verified family members contacting Facebook directly.
"John was always an amazingly happy gentle person and a real pleasure to teach when he came to our adult classes and even competed for Freak Dance", the statement read.