36 NU students in London safe as authorities investigate fatal UK bombing

Armed police work after an explosion at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England Tuesday, May 23, 2017. An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England late Monday, killing over a dozen people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

LONDON (WIVB) — News 4 confirmed on Tuesday morning that a group of Niagara University students are in London as authorities investigate the fatal Manchester attack.

22 people were killed in the Monday suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. Find more information on that here.

Niagara University says the 36 students are safe and were not in Manchester during the concert.

Manchester is roughly 200 miles from London.

The mother of one of the students said she did not hear from her son until Tuesday morning.

“As we reflect on the tragedy in Manchester last evening, the thoughts and prayers of the Niagara University community are with the victims and their families as they cope with this senseless violence,” Niagara University President Rev. James Maher said. “May God’s healing presence bring comfort to them during this difficult time.”

66 students from the University at Buffalo were also in Europe during the time of the attack, but it is not clear where. None, that UB is aware of, were in Manchester when the attack happened.

News 4 has reached out to more of the students, and will provide updates as soon as they are available.

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