22 killed 59 injured

From the BBC:

Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday…

Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.

Mancunians did what they could to help:

As hundreds of people fled Manchester Arena following the explosion, taxi drivers began taking people to safety.

Driver AJ Singh said he tried to help wherever he could.

“I’ve had people who needed to find loved ones. I’ve dropped them off to the hospital. They’ve not had any money, they’ve been stranded,” he told Channel 4 News.

“We should come out and show whoever’s done this that it doesn’t matter because Manchester, we’re glue and we stick together when it counts.”

Sam Arshad, from StreetCars Manchester asked his drivers to give free rides to anyone stranded after the Ariana Grande concert.

“The audience was a very young audience, and there were a lot of people there without their parents,” he told the BBC.

“And it’s then that people were requesting taxis but they didn’t have money.

“It was at that point that I made the decision that money isn’t everything in life and we’re part of Manchester and we need to do our part to make sure these people get home safe and sound.”

As news of the attack spread, locals soon began offering spare rooms on social media, under the hashtag #RoomforManchester.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham tweeted: “If you are stranded in the area you can also follow #RoomForManchester where hotels and local people of our great city are offering refuge.”

There’s not much you can say, is there.

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