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Thousands in Britain honour two mothers killed in Manchester attack
May 26, 2017 / 6:31 PM / 7 months ago

Thousands in Britain honour two mothers killed in Manchester attack

ROYTON, England (Reuters) - Several thousand people turned out on Friday to mourn two mothers from the same town who were killed by a suicide bomber while waiting to collect their teenage daughters from a Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester.

Three-year-old Ruby Tindall holds a rose as she takes part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert goers at Manchester Arena, in Royton, near Manchester, Britain May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton near Manchester, were among the 22 people killed by bomber Salman Abedi as they waited for their daughters in a foyer outside the concert.

A Reuters photographer at the scene said several thousand people were gathering in a park at Royton, some holding pink balloons to honour “Royton’s girls”.

Reporting by Phil Noble, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by William Schomberg

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