Queen Elizabeth II visits Manchester victims, slams 'wicked' attack

| Updated: May 26, 2017 04:46 IST

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday visited the Ariana Grande concert blast victims at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. There were almost twelve children under the age of 16, who were taken to the hospital by an ambulance following Monday night's attack. She lauded the staff at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for their tireless effort at the aftermath of Monday's atrocity. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today The Queen is visiting Royal Manchester Children&#39;s Hospital to meet some of the victims of this week&#39;s attack in the city. <a href="https://t.co/VgvGA5WzUb">pic.twitter.com/VgvGA5WzUb</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/867691409003905025">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Her Majesty is meeting nursing staff, paediatric doctors & surgeons who are treating victims & supporting their families in Manchester. <a href="https://t.co/KAYcbhnQJ6">pic.twitter.com/KAYcbhnQJ6</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/867695065581461505">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Queen speaks to Millie Robson, aged 15, from County Durham, and her mum, Marie at Royal Manchester Children&#39;s Hospital. <a href="https://t.co/9yJem1gt88">pic.twitter.com/9yJem1gt88</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/867699578769952768">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Whilst at the hospital in Manchester, The Queen spoke to 12-year-old Amy Barlow, from Rawtenstall, and her mum, Kathy. <a href="https://t.co/nzYPo5cgu3">pic.twitter.com/nzYPo5cgu3</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/867702865388765184">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Earlier this week, The Queen sent a message following the attack on Monday evening. Read it in full here. <a href="https://t.co/CuaaPmRM1D">https://t.co/CuaaPmRM1D</a> <a href="https://t.co/N9k6eLVESc">pic.twitter.com/N9k6eLVESc</a></p>&mdash; The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/867709272410509313">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The Queen told victim Evie Mills, 14, and her parents: "It's dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing." Earlier on Thursday, at 11:00, many bowed their heads for a minute in tribute to the victims, who died in the concert bombing. Almost 22 people were killed and 116 were injured. The National Health Service said that 75 people were admitted to eight hospitals, "including 23 patients currently receiving critical care". (ANI)
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