Some 20 people are being treated for “horrific injuries” in critical care following the Manchester attack, a senior NHS official has said.
Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, confirmed that some people have life-threatening injuries.
He told the BBC: “They’ve been the sort of traumatic injuries that you would expect in terms of the type of device used, the proximity to the people who were injured.
“We’re dealing with injuries to major organs, we’re dealing with loss of limbs potentially, we’re dealing with embedded objects, all the horrific injuries that you would expect from the event that happened.”
He said the victims were “receiving round-the-clock treatment from doctors and nurses”.
Some 59 people were hurt in the attack and 12 of those rushed to hospital were children.