Ariana Grande 'Broken' After Concert Attack
People of Manchester open their homes to the stranded
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2017 12:18 AM CDT
Emergency services personnel speak to people outside Manchester Arena.   (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
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(Newser) – The people of Manchester, England, have opened up their homes to people stranded in the city by a suspected terrorist attack that killed at least 19 people at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. Offers of help flooded in under the #RoomForManchester hashtag after the blast, with people offering rooms for the night and rides home to people caught up in the attack, the Manchester Evening News reports. Up to 21,000 people, including many children and teenagers, were at the concert, and many found themselves with no way home when train services were suspended after the blast, Metro reports. Hotels offered free rooms and some local cab drivers turned off their meters.

There has been no official claim of responsibility for what authorities suspect was a suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, though the AP reports that ISIS supporters have been celebrating the attack online. At least 59 injured people were taken to six local hospitals after the blast, and medical staff in the city for a conference have offered their assistance, the Guardian reports. World leaders and celebrities sent messages of sympathy after what is believed to be the UK's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, while Grande, who was not injured, tweeted that she was "broken." "from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry," she said. "i don't have words."

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