Manchester weeps

The Telegraph reports:

A father has described seeing “carnage everywhere” in the wake of an explosion at Arena that left around 30 people, including children and disabled victims, lying on the floor.

The man, named Andy, said he was blown “about 30ft” by a blast that shook the building as he waited to collect his wife and daughter at the end of a concert by US artist Ariana Grande.

He said he later saw panicking families trying to find loved ones in the wake of the incident on Monday night.

He told BBC News: “It’s shocking what happened. Just carnage everywhere. There was a good 20 to 30 of them [victims]. Some were young kids, some were disabled people.”

19 dead and 50 injured is the toll to date.  It is almost inevitably a terrorist attack and a reminder of the terrible toll on the innocent that terrorists inflict – whether Islamic State or Hamas or Hezbollah or the IRA.

Thoughts are with everyone in the UK. We are lucky that to date we live in a country where you don’t run the risk of being blown to pieces simply because you were on the wrong train or at the wrong concert.

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