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How the world reacted to the Manchester terror attack

PUBLISHED: 07:19 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 24 May 2017

People gather at Trocadero plaza as the lights of the Eiffel tower fell dark at midnight in Paris last night. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said the Eiffel Tower fell dark to honor the victims of the suicide attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Picture: AP PHOTO/FRANCOIS MORI

People gather at Trocadero plaza as the lights of the Eiffel tower fell dark at midnight in Paris last night. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said the Eiffel Tower fell dark to honor the victims of the suicide attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Picture: AP PHOTO/FRANCOIS MORI

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The Eiffel Tower, which plunged into darkness, was one of many landmarks across the world to honour the Manchester terror victims last night.

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up with the union flag in tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack. Picture: ELLIIE KEENE/PA WIREThe Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up with the union flag in tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack. Picture: ELLIIE KEENE/PA WIRE

Today, the mother of a 15-year-old girl pays tribute to her “precious” daughter as she revealed she had died in the Manchester Arena bombing.

Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi in an attack on a pop concert on Monday night.

The schoolgirl, along with eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander, were among the first of the terrorist’s victims to be named.

Spanish flags fly at half-staff in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish government condemned the deadly explosion and expressed condolences to relatives of the victims and British people. Picture: AP PHOTO/PAUL WHITESpanish flags fly at half-staff in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish government condemned the deadly explosion and expressed condolences to relatives of the victims and British people. Picture: AP PHOTO/PAUL WHITE

Olivia’s family had spent Tuesday frantically searching for her, hoping that she was one of the dozens of injured people injured in the blast receiving treatment in hospital.

But in the early hours of Wednesday Charlotte Campbell revealed her daughter had died in the blast.

Alongside a photo of Olivia she wrote on Facebook: “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”

A woman lays flowers in front of the British Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. Picture: AP PHOTO/SERGEI CHUZAVKOVA woman lays flowers in front of the British Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. Picture: AP PHOTO/SERGEI CHUZAVKOV

During her earlier emotional appeal, Ms Campbell said Olivia had been to the concert with her friend, Adam, who was receiving treatment in hospital.

“I last had contact with her at half past eight last night,” she told the BBC.

“She was at the concert, she’d just seen the support act and said she was having an amazing time and thanking me for letting her go.”

The British flag is hoisted at half-mast after the terrorist attack in Manchester at the British embassy in Berlin, Germany. Picture: KAY NIETFELD/DPAThe British flag is hoisted at half-mast after the terrorist attack in Manchester at the British embassy in Berlin, Germany. Picture: KAY NIETFELD/DPA

A further 59 people were injured when Abedi, 22, detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and bolts in the Arena’s foyer as thousands of young people left a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande.

On Wednesday tributes were paid to those killed in the blast, including Saffie, who was described by the headteacher at her school in Preston as a “beautiful little girl”.

Saffie had been at the concert with her mother, Lisa Roussos, and sister, Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire.

Pierre Lescure, Cannes Film Festival president, centre left, and actress Isabelle Huppert, centre right, join staff to hold a moment of silence on the steps of the Palais du Festival. Picture: AP PHOTO/THIBAULT CAMUSPierre Lescure, Cannes Film Festival president, centre left, and actress Isabelle Huppert, centre right, join staff to hold a moment of silence on the steps of the Palais du Festival. Picture: AP PHOTO/THIBAULT CAMUS

They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

Another victim was named by her college as Georgina Callander, who was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire.

The college spoke of its “enormous sadness” after hearing of Ms Callander’s death.

Ajax players stand for a moment of silence for the Manchester Arena attack, before the training session at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, in Sweden, ahead of the Europa League Final against Manchester United tonight. PICTURE: NICK POTTS/PA WIREAjax players stand for a moment of silence for the Manchester Arena attack, before the training session at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, in Sweden, ahead of the Europa League Final against Manchester United tonight. PICTURE: NICK POTTS/PA WIRE

A spokesman said the teenager was on the second year of her course, and was a former student at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy.

“Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss,” the college said.

Tributes have also been paid to 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury, who was named by friends on Facebook as an apparent victim.

Members of the united Nations Security Council observe a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester before a meeting at U.N. headquarters. Picture: AP PHOTO/SETH WENIGMembers of the united Nations Security Council observe a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester before a meeting at U.N. headquarters. Picture: AP PHOTO/SETH WENIG

Friends of Mr Atkinson set up a fund for his family, which received more than £1,000 in less than an hour after being established.

“John was one in a million and loved by so many,” wrote Hayley Turk, who organised the fund through website GoFundMe.

“A true gentleman,” she added.

Penshaw Monument in Sunderland illuminated in the colours of the Union flag. Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA WIREPenshaw Monument in Sunderland illuminated in the colours of the Union flag. Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA WIRE

Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was reported to be among those missing following the attack.

Her partner Ian Winslow, later wrote on Facebook: “Not sure how this works but it isn’t good news. Kelly Brewster wasn’t one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack yesterday.

“Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are.”

Alison Howe, 45, from Royton, Greater Manchester, was reported missing by relatives along with her friend, Lisa Lees.

A family member wrote on Facebook late on Tuesday: “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx”


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