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Monday, May 22, 2017

England - 22 dead and scores hurt in Manchester blast

BBC- Twenty-two people are now known to have been killed and 59 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.







The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

Summary

  • Greater Manchester Police say 22 are confirmed dead in suspected terror attack
  • Police have set up an emergency number for those concerned about friends and relatives: 0161 8569400
  • Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims, describing the attack as 'appalling'
  • There will be no trains to or from Manchester Victoria station on Tuesday
  • All national general election campaigning is suspended
  • The PM will chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later
  • The singer says she is 'broken', adding: 'I don't have words'
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