Queen Elizabeth visits children hurt from Manchester bombing

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Queen Elizabeth visits children hurt from Manchester bombing

Visiting some of the victims of this week’s terror attack, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Thursday called the bombing “wicked.” The names of all 22 fatalities have now been released. And for many, the grieving process is just beginning.

CGTN’s Dan Williams has this report.

Queen Elizabeth visits children hurt from Manchester bombing

Visiting some of the victims of this week’s terror attack, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Thursday called the bombing “wicked.” The names of all 22 fatalities have now been released. And for many, the grieving process is just beginning. CGTN’s Dan Williams has this report.

A morale-boosting visit from the Queen: Britain’s monarch visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where twelve children under the age of 16 were taken following Monday’s attack. Five children remain in critical care.

There was praise for the emergency services that worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the attack.

“It is very interesting how everybody has united, haven’t they?” said the Queen.

At Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, the grieving process is underway for 14-year-old Nell Jones. She had attended the concert with her friend Freya Lewis, who was also injured in the attack. Head-teacher Dennis Oliver said the news has been devastating.

“This helps. This is a focal point. They can come here, put their flowers down. And think about their memories of Nell. She was cheerful, she was popular, she was as bright as a button. In fact she was the perfect student,” said Oliver.

Police also released a photo of Elaine McIver, an off-duty police officer who also died in the attack. She was at the concert with her two children and her husband, who was also critically injured.

Manchester is still in shock following the events of Monday evening. The grieving process, in many ways, is just beginning. But, there is a sense, too, that this is a city determined to stay united.