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First Victim Of Manchester Attacks Named As Georgina Callander

First Victim Of Manchester Attacks Named As Georgina Callander

The first victim of the Manchester attacks has been named as 18-year-old Georgina Callander.

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The superfan had previously met her idol at a meet and greet.

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Devastated friends have taken to Twitter to share memories of the young woman.

She tweeted from her account on Sunday that she was 'so excited' to attend the gig.

Twenty-two people were killed in the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday Night with over 50 injured.

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Police chief Ian Hopkins has also said that a lone attacker died when detonating an improvised explosive device in the attack.

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The arena says that the explosion happened outside of the arena, after the concert of American pop star Ariana Grande had finished at around 10:33pm.

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Police later found a 'suspect device' around the same area and conducted a controlled explosion at approximately 1:30am.

Eyewitnesses reported that nuts and bolts were strewn around the floor. Others reported the 'smell of explosives'.

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Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "My thoughts are with those who are injured and have lost their lives. We are doing all we can to support them and their families.

"An emergency number is available for all those concerned about their loved ones. That number is 0161 856 9400.

"We are currently treating this as a terrorist incident. As you will understand we are still receiving information."

Grande has cancelled the rest of her world tour as a mark of respect.

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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: Twitter/PA Images

Topics: Death, terrorism, Ariana Grande, Manchester

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]