An eight-year-old elementary pupil has been confirmed dead during the Manchester bomber attack as she attended Ariana Grande’s tragic concert with her mother and elder sister.
Saffie-Rose Roussos, 8, was killed after the terrorist suicidal attack that got that woke the city of its slumber last night.
Upon hearing the tragic news, Saffie’s teachers regarded the news “heartbreaking.”
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 Today.
“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. 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.”
Me Upton opened up about asking for specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help “pupils and staff cope with this shocking news.”
Saffie-Rose’s mother and sister, Lisa and her older sister Ashlee reportedly accompanied her at the concert, and now they are receiving treatment for injuries in separate hospitals.
The fact that Saffie-Rose was missing at first curdled her village’s blood as they took to social media, making a plea for searching for the missing kid and asking God to protect her.
Kate Tinsley, a mother whose daughter was friends with Saffie at Tarleton Community Primary School had earlier told The Sun: “Everybody is worried, the whole village. Everybody is in bits waiting for news, just some news that she’s okay, she’s alive.”
Hannah Melling took to Facebook and posted,“My friend Lisa and her daughters Ashlee and Saffie were at the concert last night.”
“Saffie-Rose, 8 years old is still missing. Her mum Lisa and sister Ash are in hospital with shrapnel injuries which are not life-threatening but Saffie is still missing. Ashlee’s in Bolton but Lisa is in a different one. Please, could you share this post and help find her…please contact me with ANY INFORMATION,” Melling wrote.
Young Roussos was the second victim that has her death announced after police and media identified the first victim 18-year-old Georgina Bethany Callander.