Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing – BBC News

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Image caption Eilidh MacLeod (ideal) stays unaccounted for. Her buddy Laura MacIntyre (left) remains in healthcare facility with major injuries

A 14-year-old stays missing out on after the suicide attack at Manchester Arena which declared the lives of 22 individuals.

Eilidh MacLeod, from the Isle of Barra, has actually not been seen because the Monday night’s attack.

Her pal Laura MacIntyre, 15, remains in healthcare facility with severe injuries .

Angus MacNeil, the previous Western Isles MP, who understands the households of both women, stated that Laura’s injuries would recommend she had actually not been far from the bomber.

Both women’ moms and dads have actually flown to Manchester.

‘Shock and shock’

Mr MacNeil informed the BBC on Tuesday: “Laura remains in medical facility. She’s alive, she’s in a severe condition. We are still extremely concerned for her, obviously, the entire island is fretted.

“We are really fretted for Eilidh MacLeod. Our hearts head out to both households. It’s been a big shock to everybody on the island.”

He stated he had actually been to see Laura’s grandma who he understood extremely well.

“There’s simply shock and shock,” he stated.

Speaking about Laura, he stated: “If we are thinking from her injuries, she wasn’t far from the bomber.”

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Image caption Tributes were left in Manchester following the attack
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He included that Laura was a terrific pal of his child.

“She’s typically round my home here,” he stated. “My child calls Laura’s granny her granny. Eilidh is a great piper in the island. They are simply both beautiful ladies.

“It’s tough for the neighborhood. Individuals are attempting to understand how this might occur – how you might leave a wee location like Barra and be captured up in this.

“It’s really hard to procedure and to comprehend and to discover thinking for it.”

‘Different location’

He likewise discussed the effect on the close-knit neighborhood.

“If individuals here do not have kids the age of Laura and Eilidh they will definitely understand their households,” he stated. “They are feeling the discomfort of the households.

“This does appear an extremely various location to the world of worldwide terrorism on the news.”

The teens, students at the island’s Castlebay Community School, were amongst countless young music fans who had actually enjoyed an efficiency by United States vocalist Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena prior to the attack.

A vigil was kept in Glasgow on Tuesday night to bear in mind the victims.

Image caption Tributes were likewise left at a vigil kept in Glasgow on Tuesday
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Image caption Wellwishers left flowers and soft toys in remembrance of the victims