Mum of Saffie Roussos Taken Off Life Support, Told of Her Daughter’s Death

Manchester bomb victim Saffie Roussos

The mother of the youngest victim of the Manchester attack has been taken off life support and told about her daughter’s death, BBC reports.

Eight-year-old British-Cypriot Saffie Roussos was one of the 22 people killed at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May.

She was there with her mother, Lisa, and older sister Ashlee Bromwich.

Family friend Mike Swanny said Mrs Roussos and Ms Bromwich were still in hospital but both “out of any danger”.

According to her husband Andreas Roussos, when Lisa recovered her consciousness in the hospital she merely asked her husband: “Saffie died, didn’t she?” Andreas simply nodded his head and that was all that was said.

In a post on Facebook group Leyland Memories, Mr Swanny said Mrs Roussos was now awake and out of surgery and added she was “fully aware of the situation”.

Mr Swanny praised Saffie’s mother and father Andrew Roussos for their “strength” and “bravery”.

“They are all now together… Ashlee the eldest daughter is also out of danger and is talking to her mother,” he wrote.

“Now they can start to deal and rebuild their lives.”

Saffie was described as “simply a beautiful little girl” by her head teacher at Tarleton Primary School.

(With information from the BBC)