Thousands gather for Manchester vigil

Thousands of people have gathered at a vigil in Manchester to pay their respects to the victims of a terrorist attack.

22 people, some of them children, were killed by an explosion at the end of a pop concert.

The identities of some of the victims have started to emerge, including an eight year old girl.


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Close to 60 were injured.

The suicide bomber has been identified as a 22 year old man who was born in Manchester, to a family of Libyan origin.

Police are trying to establish whether he acted with help from others.

Bishop of Manchester David Walker told the vigil, the tragedy will only make their city stronger.

Meanwhile Australian security agencies are conducting a review of security measures at public events in the wake of the Manchester attack.

Some stadium bosses are considering only allowing see-through plastic bags through the gate.

They’re also considering bans on backpacks and a boost to security numbers.