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Youngest victim of Manchester Arena attack asked ‘am I going to die?’, inquiry told

The youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing asked "am I going to die?" as she was taken to hospital, the inquiry has been told. Saffie-Rose Roussos, eight, reached hospital 52 minutes after the explosion after she was carried out of the foyer where the bomb had gone off on a makeshift stretcher and a police officer flagged down a passing ambulance, the inquiry heard. Some experts believe Saffie could have survived if she had been taken to hospital more quickly, but there is a "difference of opinion", Sophie Cartwright QC, for the inquiry, said. Image: The emergency services respond to the Manchester Arena terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017 Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb in the arena foyer following an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. Paul Reid, a member of the public who had been selling posters, was at Saffie's side for 31 minutes, urging her to "stay with me" and "come on princess" a..