Officials have released the identity of the first confirmed victim of the horrific Manchester Arena explosions that took place during pop superstar Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night.
Georgina Callander was named as the first victim of Manchester terror attack. She was 18. She was one of the 22 concert goers killed when a suicide bomber targeted the Arena last night.
The teenager even expressed her excitement to see the American performer in concert on Twitter hours before the tragic event unfolded.
Callander considered herself a “super fan” of Grande and she even sent the Twitter message to Grande about her anticipation for the concert, along with a photo of them together taken two years ago.
Callander’s friends shared how she was rushed to the hospital after the fatal blast. They also took to social media to share how devastated and heart-broken they are over their friend’s passing. One said on the popular media site: “Rest in peace Gina. I love you so incredibly much, you deserved the world and more. I’m so lucky to have met you and known you.”
Another friend Sean Maguire called Gina as “young and sweet”. He added the tragic statement: “Just met this girl in April. She was killed last night in Manchester.”
Karen Davids, Cold Feet and Waterloo Road actress also expressed her shock for Callander’s death and the horrific incident. She said: “No words… we just met at #SBUK3 recently. This is beyond upsetting. Dearest Georgina… RIP kind and beautiful lady. My love to her and all the families of the victims.“ Callander also tweeted Davids in a past post with their photograph together and bearing an autograph from the actress.
Authorities have said children are among those killed in the deadly explosion, although no confirmation yet on the specific number of kids killed and their identities. Thousands of youngsters went to watch the American pop idol’s concert that ended tragically.