The residents of Manchester have united to mourn and sympathise with victims of the attack in the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

According to an eyewitness reporter from Manchester, many people are more worried that some victims were under the age of 16.

Abigail Nkrumah Nsuapim said even though “the people who were affected were predominantly white, the fact that there were children has had a great effect on all of us.”

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She added that “Black, White, Asian, and everyone in Manchester is trying to stand together to support each other in these times.”

Describing what the scene looks like in the city centre she said roads have been closed down and some parts corded to prevent people from accessing such places.

She added that there is a heavy police presence in the city centre to ensure everyone is safe from any further attacks.

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“The roads have been closed down, the police cars are patrolling the city centre to make sure everyone stays put.”

Police in Manchester, England, said at least 22 people were confirmed dead including an 8-year-old girl and dozens injured in the suspected suicide bombing on Monday night at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Britain's deadliest extremist attack in 12 years.

Police said the situation was being treated as "a terror incident until police know otherwise."

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Several world leaders have condemned the bombing.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

This IS group in a published statement said:

“One of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds.”