Fundraiser to help Manchester bombing victims raises over €850,000 within hours
An appeal to help the victims of the Manchester bombing has raised over €850,000 in just 24 hours.
The online fundraiser was set up after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Olivia Campbell (15), Saffie Rose Roussos (8), Georgina Callander (18) and John Atkinson (26) have been confirmed dead so far while many more continue to be treat in hospitals across the region.
People have generously come together to help those who need it.
A Crowdfunding appeal said: "At least 22 people have been killed and 59 injured after a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena...
"(We have started this fund to help support the families in the aftermath of the attack."
So far it has raised an incredible £739,029 (almost €860,000), 98 per cent of their fundraising target.
People commented on the page that they will stand united and defiant after Britain's worst terrorist attack in twelve years.
One said: "Love WILL overcome.
"It is love the world sends ...
"To all those affected by this madness.
"Manchester our hearts are with you.... now and always."
Another noted: "From one mum to another, from one Manc to another with love."
Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks.
Another man (23) was arrested on Monday in connection with the attack and Prime Minister Theresa May has said that we cannot rule out the possibility that Abedi was part of a wider network of Isil-inspired terrorists
For the first time in 10 years, the prime minister raised the terror threat to the highest possible level, from severe to critical, meaning an attack is "expected imminently".
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