Manchester concert bombing – Danish PM deplores attack

Stephen Gadd
May 23rd, 2017

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The Danish prime minister has made a statement extending his sympathy to the families of the victims of last night’s bombing attack in Manchester

PM condemns meaningless loss of life (photo: Les Kaner)

Lars Løkke Rasmussen has added his voice to those of other world leaders to deplore the bombing of a concert in Manchester, UK, yesterday evening.

“I’m appalled by the cowardly attack in Manchester. Innocent people, many of whom were youngsters, lost their lives when they were together at a concert,” the prime minister said.

“Last night, families were torn asunder, and it is simply so tragic and meaningless.”

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He went on to say that “my thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones today as well as the entire British people. A nation that has been through so much has once again been hit by the forces of darkness. We stand together with the British people at this trying time.”

A lone bomber
So far, reports say that at least 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured by a suicide bomber outside a crowded pop concert given by the American teen idol Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena.

Police have confirmed that the explosion was caused by a man detonating an ‘improvised explosive device’ in the foyer of the arena close to the entrance to the gift shop.


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