There are 22 confirmed fatalities and at least 59 injuries following the attack at Ariana Grandes concert at Manchester Arena last night.
At the end of the concert, concertgoers and Manchester residents heard a loud explosion and people rushed out of the stadium in a panic. According to NBC News, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, it has not been confirmed and they produced no evidence.
As of 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 23, we have three confirmed identities of victims killed in the attack.
The first to be identified was 18-year-old Georgina Callander.
A source told the Evening Standard that Georgina died in the hospital with her mother by her side. She was a student atRunshaw College studying health and social care, and had met Ariana in 2015.
Runshaw College released the following statement:
It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Mondays Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College
Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georginas friends, family, and all of those affected by this loss.
The second confirmed fatality was 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
The Telegraph reports Saffiedied from her injuries following the attack.
Chris Upton, the head teacher at Saffies school, said in a statement,Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone.
According to Telegraph, Saffies mother, Lisa and older sister Ashlee are being treated in separate hospitals for shrapnel injuries.
It has been reported that many of the injured victims are under 16 years old.
The third confirmed fatality, according to the Telegraph, was 26-year-old John Atkinson.
Atkinson was confirmed dead by his friends and family following the attack.
The Grande fan was from Radcliffe and was described by friends online as a beautiful soul and an amazing young man, Telegraph reports.
Nana Julie Mills, a friend of Atkinson, wrote in a Facebook status, Just heard one of my good friends whom Ive known since he was a little boy passed away last night. Condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P John Atkinson.
There are still missing concertgoers who have yet to be reunited with their families. You can help by retweeting their information to keep their faces circulated (but first confirm the info is correct), as well as contacting the emergency numbers provided by the Manchester police if you believe you have seen any of the victims.
Our hearts and thoughts are with the families of Georgina, Saffie Rose, and John, as well as all of the people affected by this attack.