Eight people have been confirmed dead in Friday night’s helicopter crash at a pub in Glasgow city centre
Three victims were on board the police helicopter that fell from the sky as revellers watched a band play at ‘The Clutha’ pub on the banks of the River Clyde.
A further 14 people remain in hospital with serious injuries as a search and rescue operation continues.
The tragedy happened on the eve of Saint Andrew’s Day – honouring Scotland’s patron saint.
“This is a black day for Glasgow and for Scotland,” said Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. “It is also Saint Andrew’s Day and it’s a day we can take pride and courage in how we respond to adversity and tragedy. And that response from our emergency services and from ordinary citizens has been exemplary.”
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sent a message of support, saying her thoughts and prayers are with the victims.