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Eight-year-old among Manchester suicide attack victims

  • Published at 01:18 am May 24th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:22 am May 24th, 2017
Eight-year-old among Manchester suicide attack victims
An eight-year-old girl who got separated from her mother and sister during the Manchester terror attack was among the 22 people killed in the incident. Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries after Libyan origin Salman Abedi committed the atrocity during a concert of American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night, reports The Telegraph. [caption id="attachment_65034" align="alignleft" width="147"]This is a an undated photo obtained by the Press Association on Tuesday May 23, 2017, of Saffie Rose Roussos, one of the victims of a attack at Manchester Arena, in Manchester England which left more than a dozen dead on Monday. A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concert-goers left a show by the American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, killing more than a dozen some wearing the star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they flee. The Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the attack. (PA via AP) This is a an undated photo obtained by the Press Association on May 23 of Saffie Rose Roussos PA via AP[/caption] Saffie's parents are believed to run a fish and chips shop in Leyland, Lancs. She was at the concert with her mother Lisa and older sister Ashlee; both of who are reportedly being treated for shrapnel injuries in separate hospitals. Saffie is the second person to be confirmed dead, after Georgina Bethany Callander, 18. Callander had met Ariana Grande in 2015, and posted excitedly about the time she met the singer on Instagram. Meanwhile, in a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Chris Upton, the head teacher of Tarleton Community Primary School, where Saffie was a student, said: "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." "The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking," he said, adding, Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. "Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair,” he continued.