MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack.
Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn’t clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said forensic investigations are continuing as police try to determine if the attacker had accomplices.
He did not provide any information about the individual who detonated the device.
Social media users are helping the desperate hunt for people missing in the Manchester concert bombing by circulating names and photos with the MissingInManchester hashtag.
The city’s regional government and its mayor, Andy Burnham, were among scores of Twitter users that circulated the hashtag to help people seeking missing family members and friends.
Those named as missing included Olivia Campbell. Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, said the 15-year-old attended the Ariana Grande concert with a friend from school who has since been found and is being treated in a hospital. But Olivia is missing, having last called home just before the concert, the mother told ITV television’s Good Morning Britain breakfast show.
She says: “I’ve called the hospitals. I’ve called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I’ve called the police. If anyone sees Olivia, lend her your phone, she knows my number.”