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Manchester attack: What we know and don’t know about the victims

Saffie Roussos, 8, seen in an undated photo,

Saffie Roussos, 8, seen in an undated photo, is among those killed at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, May 22, 2017. Photo Credit: AP / Collect

The Monday night bombing at Manchester Arena in England following an Ariana Grande concert killed at least 22 people and left 119 injured, officials say. Many of the victims have not yet been identified, but here is what we know and what we don’t know about those who were killed, injured or reported missing.

VICTIMS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED

  • Saffie Roussos, an 8-year-old, was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far.

In a statement, the head teacher of the Tarleton Community Primary School, which she attended in the village of Tarleton, Lancashire, described her as “simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.”

The head teacher, Chris Upton, said her death was “a tremendous shock to all of us.”

“The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking,” he said.

The schoolgirl had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s and from Leyland, Lancashire. They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

  • Georgina Callander, a 18-year-old college student, was a megafan of Ariana Grande, with a picture of the two taken in 2015 circulating on social media as her name emerged as the first confirmed victim.

Peter Rawlinson, deputy of the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston, northwest of Manchester, where Callander was a former pupil, told The Associated Press that her family had confirmed the death.

Rawlinson says Callander “was academically a very gifted student, very hardworking. Just lovely to speak to.”

The school posted a photo of Callander on its website, smiling and looking smart in her school uniform. It said she died of wounds from the attack and described her as “a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff.”

Officials in Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, expressed “enormous sadness” at Callander’s death, saying she was in the second year of her health and social care course.

  • Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, whose mother had been appealing online for news and said on a morning television show Tuesday that she had not spoken to her daughter since she left for the concert.

Tottingham High School, in Bury near the city of Manchester, said in a statement that it was "in shock" and heartbroken as it announced their student, Olivia, was killed in the attack.

Olivia, reportedly 15, had been with a friend at the Ariana Grande concert. The friend has undergone surgery to treat injuries from the bombing.

Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, wrote in a Facebook posting early Wednesday: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon, go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."

  • Martyn Hett, 29, a digital manager at Rumpus public relations in Manchester who "loved life and celebrated it every day," his employer said.

Hett had appeared on the reality TV shows "Tattoo Fixers" and "Come Dine With Me."

Rumpus said on its website that Hett had packed life "to the brim with his passions" and that "he was taken from this world too soon, by forces we will never truly understand."

  • Nell Jones, a teen girl described as "a very popular girl, always smiling, always positive" by a teacher at her school.

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College said police had confirmed Nell died at the scene of the bombing Monday.

Head teacher Denis Oliver said in a statement Wednesday that the school community was devastated by the news.

He quoted Nell's teacher, David Wheeler, saying that her tutor group had been together since the transition from primary school: "It feels like they have lost a sister not a classmate."

  • Jane Tweddle, a "bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous" receptionist at South Shore Academy, said principal Jane Bailey.

Bailey said tributes had poured in from parents, students and colleagues at the Blackpool school. She added that the mother of three daughters was "irreplaceable, much loved and will never be forgotten."

Tweddle had reportedly gone to Manchester with a friend to pick up the friend's daughter, who was attending the Ariana Grande concert.

  • A third victim was identified by the Manchester Evening News as John Atkinson, 26, according to the New York Times. An online fundraising page has also been set up for him.
  • Several UK news outlets named Kelly Brewster, 32, of Sheffield, as the fourth victim of the attack. Brewster had previously been listed as one of the missing, and her photo had been broadcast on television in the search for her, according to Facebook posts.

REPORTED MISSING

The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, is reporting that more than a dozen people believed to have been at the concert have not been located.

Social media users have also been posting pictures and emotional pleas for help in locating their friends and family.

The missing reported by the Telegraph and on social media include:

Nell Jones, 14, who was believed to have been using crutches on the night of the concert.

Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry are pictured together in a photograph circulating on Twitter asking for any information about their whereabouts.

Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron, apparently at the concert together, were reported missing in a Facebook post by Boyle’s mother.

Eilidh MacLeod, 15, was reported missing by Scottish media. MacLeod traveled from the Isle of Barra in Scotland for the concert with her friend Laura McIntyre, who was found in a hospital on Tuesday.

Angelika and Marcin Klis both attended the concert and have not been heard from, according to a Facebook post by their daughter, Alex Klis.

Wendy Fawell hasn’t been seen since the incident and has not answered her phone, her sister Charlotte Fawell wrote on Facebook.

The Telegraph also reported that two women, Alison Howe, 44, and Lisa Lees, 43, haven’t been seen by anyone since they went to pick up their children from the concert on Monday night.

It was also reported that Kaia Kopusar, 17, of France, was missing. She had traveled to Manchester for the show, her friend Ecrin Javakovic said.

THE INJURED

The wounded included 12 children younger than 16, but the extent of all the injuries is not yet known.

Laura McIntyre, 15, was originally reported as one of the missing along with her friend Eilidh MacLeod. Their picture was widely circulated on social media. Scottish media were reporting Tuesday that McIntyre had been located in the hospital and suffered serious injuries.

The mother and sister of Saffie Roussos, the 8-year-old girl identified as one of the victims, are among the wounded.

Freya Lewis, a classmate of victim Nell Jones at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, was badly injured in the attack, a head teacher confirmed. Freya's father, Nick Lewis, was quoted as saying that his daughter had undergone 10½ hours of surgery and was in a stable condition.

Singer Ariana Grande was not injured.

With AP

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