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Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack

Alexander Lukashenko has expressed condolences on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself to the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth II, as well as relatives and friends of the deceased.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
The Belarusians share the grief and pain of the families of the victims, mourn together with the entire people of the United Kingdom. We strongly condemn the terrorist act, like all forms of terrorism, extremism and religious radicalism.

An explosion rattled the arena after the concert of Ariana Grande in Manchester. To date there are reports about 120 injured and 22 dead. There are no Belarusians among them.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, said: “We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe that while the attack last night was conducted by one man, the priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”

Eyewitnesses:
We were leaving when the last song was finishing when we heard an explosion and turned around and saw a total chaos. We didn't know whether to run or stay.

 мы не знали, остаться или бежать

We heard a bang and people were running and screaming around us. People were crying. It was madness.

Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack