Suicide Bomb Attack in Manchester Injures Children

People walk out of a support centre at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super
People walk out of a support centre at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super

People walk out of a support centre at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super
People walk out of a support centre at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super

LONDON (Reuters) – A number of people remained seriously wounded and over a dozen children were hospitalised after a suicide bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people and injured dozens more at a concert by U.S. artist Ariana Grande, medical officials said on Tuesday.

“There are a number of individuals who have very, very serious injuries and are requiring intensive care and people who are going to be in hospital for a long time in terms of that treatment,” Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said.

“12 children went to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital… The other hospital received mostly adults and then there were walking wounded which will have gone to different centres, some of which would have been children,” North West Ambulance Service Medical Director David Ratcliffe said.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas, edited by James Davey)