Georgina Callander first named victim in Manchester Arena attack

  • Georgina Callander first named victim in Manchester Arena attack

Georgina Callander first named victim in Manchester Arena attack

As the storm of attacks on his comments grew, some Twitter users called out these corporations, insisting that they condemn his comments. A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in south Manchester in connection to the bombing, police said.

As police sought to establish if the attacker was part of a broader network, the British prime minister, Theresa May, called a meeting of the government's emergency committee, Cobra.

Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) were celebrating online overnight following news of the attack, terrorism analysts reported.

She said he had chosen the time and the place to attack and cause "maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately".

Messages of support poured in from around the world, including from President Trump.

The bombing appeared meant to inflict the maximum possible damage on young concertgoers - many of them in their early teens - who were making their way out of the Manchester Arena. Dozens of parents frantically searched for their children, posting photos and pleading for information on social media. She said her phone had not stopped ringing since her tweet.

Social media posts said the Premier Inn and other Manchester hotels had also thrown their doors open as shelters, with reports of up to 60 children at the Holiday Inn.

"We are grieving today, but we are strong", Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said Tuesday morning. "Allahu akhbar!" says the man, who then holds up a piece of card with the word "Manchester" and Monday's date scrawled on it. British Prime Minister May said it was "appalling, sickening".

Britain has been under a "severe" terror threat alert for three years and there has been an uptick in terror-related arrests in recent months. The bombing could become the deadliest terror incident in the United Kingdom since the 2005 7/7 bombings that killed 52 people.

Grande, who was not injured, tweeted hours later: "Broken".

"We just ran as fast as we could to get away", Lunt said.

Jenny Brewster said she was leaving the concert with her 11-year-old daughter when the blast hit. The wounded were taken to eight hospitals in the Manchester area. Mr Parker, who was intending to ask concert-goers for money as they headed home, also went to help a woman who had serious leg and head injuries.

Many on Twitter were using the hashtag #RoomForManchester to offer spare rooms or other resources.

"The police have issued a full description to the hospitals of her and we've got people out everywhere looking for her. Some of them looked dead".

She said her daughter was devastated.

He later found them, uninjured.

The concert was attended by at least 20,000 people.

Georgina Callander, 18, was identified as one of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena.

The scenes of bloodied, panicked concertgoers running for safety brought to mind similar images at the Bataclan theater in Paris in November 2015.

Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

Authorities are treating the attack as a terrorist incident.

Police urged people to avoid the area and said bomb-disposal teams were on the scene.

In March, a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament.