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May 23,2017

Pakistani origin man offers Manchester victims free rides 

Abdul Hafeez

Sam Arshad, a Pakistani origin British national and owner of Street Cars Manchester, offered free rides after 22 people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande.

Arshad responded with this act of kindness after he came to know about the attack around 10:30 and saw people running as he drove past the Manchester arena.

Arshad says his company decided to provide free transport to people stranded in the Manchester area. "We stood united with our community," he told The News.

"Anyone who's stranded and need to get home call us on 0161-228-7878 and we will get you home for free," he wrote on his company's facebook page as the tragedy unfolded in Manchester.

Arsahd was interviewed by many news organizations including Cable News Network (CNN) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

"Whoever was stranded in the city center and didn't have the means to get home, we would transport for free -- child or adult," he was quoted by CNN as saying.

"I could understand (parents) pain, so we took it upon ourselves to take the children to safety, and thanks to all our drivers they did a great job."

His company offered over thirty free rides to people stranded following the attack.

The suspected suicide bomber behind the attack has been identified as Salman Abedi hours aftermilitant Islamic State gourp (Daesh) claimed responsibility...


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