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Manchester hotels open their doors to victims of terror attack

23 May 2017 by
Manchester hotels open their doors to victims of terror attack

Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in an incident being treated as a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

An explosion took place at around 10.33pm last night after an Ariana Grande concert. Greater Manchester police have said the attack was conducted by one man, who died at the arena.

In the early hours of this morning Manchester hotels and staff were using the hashtag #RoomForManchester to offer rooms to anyone displaced by the attack.

A large cordon was in place around the arena and Victoria train station, which police confirmed this morning would remain in place for some time while a forensic search is underway.

The venue is owned and operated by SMG Europe, which has its head office at the Arena. Nobody from SMG was available to comment at the time of going to press.

An emergency number, 0161 856 9400, has been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home.

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