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Room For Manchester: Locals open their homes for those stranded post blast

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 May 2017, 9:14 IST
Room For Manchester: Locals open their homes for those stranded post blast (ANI)

Locals in the blast-hit Manchester, England on Tuesday opened their hearts and homes for the stranded and the suffering victims, as they took to Twitter to offer places to stay for the night for those unable to find one following the incident with the hashtag '#RoomForManchester'

"I have a sofa, floor, blankets and tea, 5 minutes from Arena for anyone in need #RoomForManchester," tweeted one person

"I'm 10 mins away from the arena and if anyone needs food drinks or charge your phone or a sofa or anything get in touch #roomformanchester," tweeted another.

"#roomformanchester we have a spare double bed and two sofas available if anybody needs a place tonight. Salford area, 5 min taxi from arena," said another.

In what could be described as one of the worst terror attack in Britain, at least 19 people were killed and dozens of other injured as a suspected suicide bomber carried out a carnage during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

The explosion occurred near the foyer area of the arena in what is being reported as a "nail bomb attack".

A man found dead at the scene is thought to be the probable suicide bomber, according to reports.

Last England saw such a deadly terror attack was in 2005 when on July 7, terrorists carried out a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the rush hour.

Fifty-two people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks.

Also, in 2009, the Manchester police had thwarted a major terror bid to attack Manchester's Arndale shopping centre on the busy Easter bank holiday weekend.

With up to 90,000 shoppers in or near the shopping centre at the time, police believe an attack would have killed hundreds and maimed thousands.

A student identified as Abid Naseer, 29, who plotted the mass suicide bomb attack was jailed for 40 years in 2015.

-ANI

First published: 23 May 2017, 9:14 IST
 
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