While some parents continue to look for their children following Monday’s terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, one mother who had been searching for her daughter finally learned of her child’s fate.
Charlotte Campbell is the mother of Olivia Campbell, 15, who was identified Tuesday as one of the victims of the suicide bombing. After learning the horrific news of her daughter’s death, Charlotte Campbell posted on Facebook, “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.”
Prior to the confirmation that her daughter had perished in the attack, Charlotte Campbell appeared on British television and spoke about Olivia.
“I’m heartbroken at the moment because I don’t know where she is. I don’t know if she’s alive even yet,” a tearful Campbell said.
When Campbell first heard news of the explosion, she tried to contact Olivia.
“Couldn’t get hold of her. There was many phone calls, and phoned the police. They weren’t really helpful at that time because it was so fresh,” she said.
Campbell said that she thought of “every possible scenario” for what could have happened to Olivia.
“That she’s just going to walk through this door any minute like she’s not even known what’s going on. That she’s in a hospital somewhere wanting me but no one can get a hold of me because they don’t know who she is – or that she’s dead,” Campbell said.
Olivia attended the concert with a friend from school, who is now being treated in the hospital.
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