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Coronation Street in tribute to Manchester terror victims

Manchester-based soap Coronation Street has paid tribute to the victims of Monday night's terror attack, while many of the show's actors have also offered their condolences.

22 people were killed with 59 injured following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Following the attack, Manchester-based soap Coronation Street tweeted out a message of condolence to the victims of the attack.

It said: "We love Manchester, it is our home. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by last night's tragic events."

Many of the actors who appear on the long-running ITV soap hail from or live in the city.

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They also paid tribute to the victims of the attack - many of whom were children.

Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, said: "I cannot believe what is happening. Praying for the people who lost their lives tonight in Manchester. Thoughts are with their families x."

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Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, said: "Just horrendous. In our beautiful and brilliant city. Devastating," before adding: "No one should go to something as joyful as a pop concert and not come home. It's heartbreaking."

Beverley Callard, who plays Liz McDonald, added: Horror in out wonderful city!!! Such sadness. Just, no words!  God bless."

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