Holiday Inn in Manchester ‘shelters up to 60 children in aftermath of blast’


Mancunians from taxi drivers to home owners have stepped in to help victims of the Manchester Arena blast – with the Holiday Inn reportedly sheltering dozens of lost children.

Many other hotels said they would offer free rooms to those affected by the blast – in partciular children separated from their parents.

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The local Holiday Inn reportedly took in 60 children who were separated from their parents in the aftermath of the blast, which killed 22 people at a concert last night.

Councillor Bev Craig tweeted: ‘Mancunians opening their homes to those stranded, and businesses offering free rides.

‘This is the Manchester I love.’

Social media users are using the hashtag #ManchesterMissing to help trace missing concert-goers in the wake of the attack, which killed 19 people.

Manchester Police have set up an emergency number – 0161 856 9400 – for those who are concerned about relatives or loved ones who may have been in the area.

Facebook has activated its Safety Check function, which allows users who were in the area to tell family that they are safe.

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