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UK unites in minute's silence honouring Manchester victims


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UK unites in minute's silence honouring Manchester victims

A minute’s silence has been held in central Manchester and in other cities in the UK to honour the victims of Monday’s suicide bomb attack.

Among the hundreds of people gathered in St Ann’s Square was Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins.

An impromptu rendition of Don’t Look Back In Anger by Manchester band Oasis followed the tribute.

A 22-year-old suicide attacker blew himself up at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. The bombing has caused revulsion across the world because it targeted children and teenagers. The victims ranged from an eight-year-old schoolgirl to parents who had come to pick up their children.

The attack also injured 116 people, of whom 23 remain in a very serious condition in hospital, according to health authorities.


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