Eight Year Old Saffie Rose Roussos Named as Second Victim of Manchester Terror Attack

eight year old saffie rose roussos named as second victim of manchester terror attack

A eight-year-old girl has been revealed as the second victim of last night’s Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22.
Saffie Rose Roussos died in the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert which also maimed 59, her school has confirmed.
Saffie, who had become separated from her Mum and sister moments before, was killed during the attack. Saffie’s mum and sister are being treated for shrapnel wounds in separate hospitals.
Chris Upton, headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School near Preston, confirmed the tragic news and paid tribute to a “beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word”.
Devastated Mr Upton said in a statement, “News of Saffie’s death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.
“The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.
“Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.
“We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time.”
Twelve children under the age of 16 were among the 59 casualties taken to hospital after the bombing, says the North West Ambulance Service.
Meanwhile, police swooped to arrest a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, South Manchester, thought to be an associate of the suicide bomber.
Thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic as a terrorist detonated a huge bomb – thought to be packed with nails and bolts – just as Ariana’s concert ended at 10.33pm.