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​Manchester Arena Announcer Praised For Actions After ‘Attack’

Michael Minay

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​Manchester Arena Announcer Praised For Actions After ‘Attack’

The actions of the announcer at Manchester Arena have been praised in the wake of a suspected terrorist attack.

Nineteen people were killed and at least 59 people were injured in an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

The tragedy has shocked the world and responses of support have been witnessed as Manchester reacts with emotion.

Video footage has also emerged of a US announcer at the 21,000 capacity Manchester Arena, who appealed for calm in the chaotic aftermath of the suspected attack.


And the announcer has been given credit for the way in which he responded.


Earlier, Jenna-Lea May Alston, who was at the concert, told LADbible: "I was sat in block 206 and after the concert had finished my boyfriend, Adam, wanted to leave. I told him to stay and wait until people had gone.

"The lights came on and we heard a massive bang. I've never heard anything like it in my life. It was louder than fireworks. There was screaming, you didn't know what to do.

"We tried to go out, and when we did, two girls opened the doors and instantly ran back screaming that there was a bomb. We all thought the absolute worst.

"Eventually when they told us to evacuate we went down the same set of stairs and all I could see were bodies, smoke and blood. I could see man with blood down his back, and young girls.


"It was by where the old McDonald's used to be. There were bodies lying on the floor, I saw it with my own eyes."

Earlier footage had appeared on social media of the moment the suspected explosion hit the arena.

The newly elected mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, has also tweeted his reaction to the horror.


He said: "My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our brave emergency services. A terrible night for our great city."

An emergency number is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area - 0161 856 9400

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Manchester

Michael Minay
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