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Queen visits victims of Manchester bombing

The Queen met some of the young victims of the Manchester bombing in the hospital. She spoke to patients at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where 19 casualties are being treated.

Wearing an orange hat and bright blue jacket, the queen was met with cheers at the hospital.

Eight hospitals in and around the northern English city treated 116 casualties injured in the blast after the concert on Monday evening, NHS England said on Thursday, and 23 remain in critical care.

“She’s lovely, it was just … mind-blowing really. You just wouldn’t really expect it,” 15-year-old Millie Robson said after meeting the Queen.

Crowds cheered her visit as she left the hospital.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs have pledged $1.7 million (1 million pounds) to an emergency fund set up after the terror attack

Another 64 people were injured, many of them critically.

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak said: “We have all been humbled by the strength and solidarity shown by the people of Manchester in the days since the attack.


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