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Archive for May 23, 2017

Newsline: French Embassy in UK Opens Crisis Unit Following Manchester Attack

The French Consulate in London has opened a crisis unit, making available emergency telephone numbers for information about the victims of the recent deadly terror attack in Manchester, a Sputnik correspondent reported Tuesday. On Monday night, a deadly explosion hit the Manchester Arena at the end of US singer Ariana Grande’s concert. Following the blast, Burnham had already expressed his condolences over the attack. The blast left at least 22 people dead, including children, and almost 60 injured. Several people are still missing. The French embassy is calling on the citizens of France to mark themselves as safe via Facebook. The French Consulate in London has also opened a crisis unit to receive the calls of everybody who cannot reach their close ones.



Newsline: US London Embassy ‘Closely Monitoring’ Manchester Attack

The US Embassy in London is closely monitoring the attack in Manchester, England and is ready to provide consular assistance to any citizens affected by the event, a Department of State spokesperson told Sputnik. “The US Embassy in London is monitoring the situation closely,” the State Department official stated. “We stand ready to provide all possible consular assistance should we become aware of any affected US citizens.” Authorities in Manchester, England confirmed 19 have been killed and 50 others injured as a result of an explosion at Manchester Arena amid a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.