Manchester raises number of wounded to 119
By: The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing, saying 119 people sought medical treatment at the city’s hospitals after the suicide attack Monday night.
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership gave the higher figure on Wednesday.
Jon Rouse of the agency said 64 people were still hospitalized. He said the number of overall wounded was raised due to the “walking wounded” who came in hours after the attack.
Rouse said many of those hospitalized had serious wounds that would require “very long term care and support in terms of their recovery.”
The attack after the Ariana Grande concert also killed 22 people.
Officials say no decision has been reached yet on whether to postpone planned London concerts by pop singer Ariana Grande.
The American pop singer’s next two concerts are scheduled for Thursday and Friday night at London’s 02 Arena.
Representatives of 02 Arena said Wednesday they are in contact with her promoters but haven’t made a final decision. They say a decision will be made shortly.
Grande’s concert in Manchester on Monday night was targeted by a suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded 64. The singer was not injured but said later she was “broken” by the attack.
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