Ariana Grande's mother helps young fans to safety during Manchester attack

REUTERS

At least 22 people have been killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday.

Singer Ariana Grande's mother, Joan, was reportedly among those who helped young fans to safety following the suicide bomb attack in Manchester, UK, that killed 22. 

Joan Grande was sitting in the front row at her daughter's concert when the bomb went off in the foyer of the arena on Monday night (local time). 

Onlookers said Joan Grande quickly gathered a group of about 10 children and took them backstage, as panicked crowds tried to flee the venue.

Joan Grande with her daughter, singer Ariana Grande.
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Joan Grande with her daughter, singer Ariana Grande.

Joan Grande remained with the children until they were able to safely leave the venue.

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Her actions have won praise on social media from the singer's fans, with some calling her an "angel".

 

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Joan Grande has not commented on the incident or her actions. 

 Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour returned to the US after her Manchester concert was targeted in the deadly attacked.

The 23-year-old has flown back to home city of Florida.

 

 

 - Stuff

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