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Manchester bombing victims remembered at East Ham vigil

PUBLISHED: 08:57 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:09 25 May 2017

A vigil for the Manchester bombing victims was held outside East Ham Town Hall

A vigil for the Manchester bombing victims was held outside East Ham Town Hall

Shagufta Nasreen

Scores of people turned out to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester bombing at a vigil in East Ham.

Scores of people turned up to pay their respectsScores of people turned up to pay their respects

The gathering, which took place outside the town hall last night, was organised by the borough’s Muslim community.

It was attended by people from a range of backgrounds and faiths, as well as a number of Newham’s councillors.

Shagufta Nasreen, who was among those to attend, said the vigil had been arranged “to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack and to show the unity with the great people of Manchester”.

Twenty two people, including at least seven children, died and more than 50 were injured when a bomb exploded as fans left an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

A minute’s silence is set to be observed across the country at 11am today.


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