A woman who helped children injured in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing said she was “angry and upset” because it took so long for the rescue workers to reach the victims. ..
As the show neared its end, it exploded in the city room foyer by suicide bomber Salman Abedi, but first Mrs. Dick thought the explosion might have happened in the arena itself.
“I was worried that everyone inside was killed,” she told an investigation into the attack.
It became clear what had happened and so many people were seriously injured, so Mrs. Dick took care of two severely injured young girls she didn’t know about.
“I was screaming for help,” she said in writing.
“People were completely panicked as they ran down the stairs from the exit to the aisle. I was still yelling for help, but no one was there.”
Eventually, an armed police officer crouched next to her and whispered that she was still checking to see if there was another risk of an explosion.
The arena staff then brought a first aid kit, but waited again for expert help.
“What I’m dissatisfied with is the length of time it took the paramedics to get our help,” said Mrs. Dick.
“I’m angry with this and I’m very angry because it took more than an hour for an emergency or medically trained person to attend to check the girl.”
Another man who helped the casualties was welcomed as a “hero” by the chair of the investigation.
Daron Coster, who served in the British Kempeitai for 22 years, used battlefield training to assist in the triage of the injured.
He explained how people tried to stop bleeding from injuries in some people by using belts and handbag straps as makeshift tourniquets.
Coster, who was picking up his son from the concert, helped the survivors in the city room for an hour and explained how police officers improvised to save people’s lives.
“She had some T-shirts from the kiosk and they used them to put pressure on the wounds,” he said.
He then spoke to the families of some people he was helping with their cell phones to reassure relatives that their loved ones were still alive.
“You are a hero. You have done a great job. I am confident that everyone is very grateful for what you have done,” said investigative commissioner John Sanders.
The investigation will continue next week.
Manchester Arena Bomb Investigation: The woman “screams for help” as the victim waits for the arrival of a paramedic.UK news
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