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Details are starting to emerge Tuesday about the victims killed int the bloody attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K.

At least 22 people were killed Monday night, including an 8-year-old girl, in the explosion at the end of Grande’s concert, which was part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. Twelve “seriously injured children” were among the 59 people rushed to nearby hospitals, North West Ambulance Service said. 

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Investigators said it appeared to be one attacker who detonated an improvised explosive device. The Islamic State terror network claimed responsibility Tuesday morning. 

Grande took to Twitter after the explosion, saying she was “broken” and “so, so sorry.” Her reps earlier confirmed the singer was “okay.” 

Families and friends have started to identify the victims as the investigation continues.

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Georgina Callander, 18:

Callander, described by her friends as an “Ariana Grande superfan,” was the first victim identified. Runshaw College, where Callander was a student, confirmed the news on social media in a statement. 

“It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College. Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course,” the school said. 

“Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s friends, family, and all of those affected by this loss.”

On Saturday, Callander tweeted just hours before the concert about how “excited” she was to see Ariana Grande perform. Callander met the pop star two years ago during a backstage meet-and-greet at another concert. The fan posted on her Instagram in 2015 a photo of the two with her arms wrapped around the singer. 

British star Joe Sugg and YouTube personality Tyler Oakley said their condolences on Twitter, posting photos of them meeting Callander on separate occassions. 

Saffie-Rose Roussos, 8: 

Chris Upton, headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School, confirmed Roussos’ death to Sky News. He said Roussos was “simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the world. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.”

He continued, “News of Saffie’s death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.”

Her mother and older sister suffered shrapnel wounds but were expected to survive, The Telegraph added.

John Atkinson, 26:

Atkinson was leaving the arena when the explosion unfolded on Monday, according to the Manchester Evening News. Friends described Atkinson as “a beautiful soul.”

“Sleep tight John Atkinson. Thoughts and prayers with  all your family and the other 21 people who lost there lives last night,” a friend wrote on Facebook. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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