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23 May 2017 - Manchester Arena Terror Attack

Publié par Marion Coste le 23/05/2017
Manchester Arena terror attack: 22 dead, 59 injured in explosion at Ariana Grande gig
Alex Pesic (Manchester Evening News, 23/05/2017)
At least 22 people have been killed and 59 injured in a devastating suicide bomb terror attack at the Manchester Arena.
The blast ripped through a foyer as thousands of young concert goers streamed out of a gig by US singer Ariana Grande.
Police have confirmed they are treating the shocking incident on Monday night as a terrorist attack - and senior officers and political leaders have called for unity.

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Lone Attacker

Lone attacker detonated device at Manchester concert killing 22, including children
Griff Witte and Karla Adam (The Washington Post, 23/05/2017)
British police said Tuesday that the death toll in the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester had risen to 22 and included children.
Police said that they were still trying to piece together what happened when an explosion ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concert­goers late Monday after a performance by an American pop singer in the English city of Manchester. At least 59 people were injured.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said at a televised press conference that the police believe the blast was the work of a lone attacker, who died at the venue.

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Witnesses

Manchester Arena: Eyewitnesses describe blast horror
(BBC, 23/05/2017)
Andy was in the arena's foyer waiting for his wife and daughter when he was thrown to the ground by the force of the explosion.
He told BBC 5 live the scene was "like something out of a war film".
"When I get up and look round, there's just bodies everywhere. I reckon 20-30 bodies. I can't say if some of them were dead but they looked dead.
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Reactions

Ariana Grande 'broken' as musicians and world leaders react to Manchester terror attack
Oliver Holmes (The Guardian, 23/05/2017)
Ariana Grande, whose concert at the Manchester Arena was targeted in an attack on Monday night, has joined other celebrities and politicians in expressing horror at the events.
Grande, who was not hurt in the blast, tweeted that she was “broken” by news of casualties.
At least 22 people were killed and more than 50 injured after an explosion in or around the foyer area that left thousands of people fleeing.

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