Eight-year-old girl dies in Manchester terror attack

Eight-year-old girl dies in Manchester terror attack

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eight-year-old girl who become separated from her mother and sister during the Manchester terror attack has been confirmed dead.

Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries after a terrorist committed the atrocity at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night.

The headteacher at her school, Chris Upton, said: « Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone ».

In a statement released this afternoon, Tarleton Community Primary School headteacher, Chris Upton, said the news was « heartbreaking ».

« News of Saffie’s death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends, » said Mr Upton.

« The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking. »

He added: « Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word.

« She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.

« Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.

« Our focus is now on helping pupils and staff cope with this shocking news and we have called in specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help us do that.

« We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time. »

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