#roomformanchester was the first reaction the citizens of Manchester gave to the incident at Manchester arena. After the shut of Victoria Train Station, the wandering of explosion-stricken population gave rise to the trend #roomformanchester with residents offering rooms and places for the victims. Besides, taxi drivers aided the people riding them for free. Emergency services are dealing with an incident near Manchester Victoria, resulting in all lines being closed, National Rail said in a statement.
So far, 22 have been reported dead and more than 50 were wounded. The nature of the incident as being a terrorist act or not was not clear at first for the police calling it a “serious incident.” It was, nevertheless, confirmed then that the explosion was caused by a suicide attacker among the people at the concert in Manchester arena.
Ian Hopkins, chief constable of Manchester police, asserted on Tuesday morning that the attacker died on the scene immediately. Identifying the nature of the attack as “suicide bombing”, Mr. Hopkins said:
The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity.
The death toll is still rising and, so far, has turned to the deadliest one since 2005 blast in London’s transport Network, killing 52 people.
The incident occurred while less than three weeks from now, there will be an important general election in the United Kingdom. The June 8 election will be decisive in the future political context of the UK. After the blast, all parties suspended their campaigns to aide reaching a safe condition.
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