Manchester England Bombing Report

Manchester England Bombing Report

Posted by Rescue Essentials on 04 24 2018

Original Content Reposted from The Guardian

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Manchester England Arena bombing report: the key points:

  • The Greater Manchester fire and rescue service did not arrive at the scene and therefore played “no meaningful role” in the response to the attack for nearly two hours.
  • A “catastrophic failure” by Vodafone seriously hampered the set-up of a casualty bureau to collate information on the missing and injured, causing significant distress to families as they searched for loved ones and overwhelming call handlers at Greater Manchester police.
  • Complaints about the media include photographers who took pictures of bereaved relatives through a window as the death of their loved ones was being confirmed, and a reporter who passed biscuit tin up to a hospital ward containing a note offering £2,000 for information about the injured.
  • A shortage of stretchers and first aid kits led to casualties being carried out of the Arena on advertising boards and railings.
  • Armed police patrolling the building dropped off their own first aid kits as they secured the area.
  • Children affected by the attack had to wait eight months for mental health support.
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