The Manchester Ariana Grande concert bombing by Salman Abedi shocked the world as it reportedly resulted in the death of 22 people. Among the 119 injured, a recent story of a mother surfaced online, who was reportedly saved by her iPhone 6s Plus.
The 45-year-old Lisa Bridgett was speaking into her iPhone 6s Plus after the Ariana Grande concert when the explosion sent the steel nut towards her head. The steel nut, however, chopped off her middle finger as she held the phone, but was then deflected off the phone through her cheek and into her nose.
The outer case of Apple’s iPhone 6s is made from aluminum, which appeals the manufacturers due to its malleable abilities. Despite the fact that Apple phones are sleek in their design, the aluminum makes it very hard to break. So, when the steel nut touched Lisa’s phone, instead of allowing it to pass it through, the aluminum’s outer case deflected it in another direction.
Lisa Bridgett attended Ariana Grande’s concert with her daughter and her daughter’s close friend. She had surgery on Tuesday and was due to have another one after suffering from multiple injuries, including a fractured ankle and a wound on her thigh.
Lisa’s 45-year-old husband Steve stated that his wife is very lucky to be alive. Writing on Facebook, Steve added the following:
“Lisa is in a positive mood and feels very lucky to be alive, witnessing first hand what could have been. The fact that she was on the phone at the time probably saved her life. The nut hit her phone which has more than likely not only diverted it, but also slowed it down considerably. This may seem a bit graphic but at the end of the day it’s a reality.”
Steve added that the family is expecting a full recovery from her but there is nothing they can do for Lisa’s finger. In the rest of the post, Steve showed his gratitude towards the police for their incredible work and the support at the MRI and Wythenshawe.
“All of us want to thank the police for their incredible work after the incident. And in particular, Peter the steward at the Manchester Arena for helping Lisa outside and getting her to safety.”
Meanwhile, News.com.au reported that Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old bomber, planned the attack for at least a year and bought nails and screws for the atrocity in his two trips to DIY stores in the city.
Salman even opened a bank account about a year ago that lay dormant until he used it to buy shrapnel for the bomb that resulted in the death of 22 people. In another effort to avoid suspicion, Salman is believed to have made at least two separate trips to buy materials at B&Q and Screwfix in the Manchester area shortly before leaving for Libya in mid-April.
According to the Independent, an imam revealed that Salman had apparently shown him “the face of hate” when he warned him about the dangers of mixing with the ISIS.
BREAKING NEWS: Manchester bomber Salman Abedi called his mother hours before the attack and said 'forgive me'https://t.co/xIYJ9RJ7fn— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 25, 2017
Libyan authorities said Salman called his younger brother Hashem before carrying out the sinful act. He even asked Hashem to pass the phone to his mother before telling her goodbye and asked her in advance to forgive him for the things he was meant to do.
Furthermore, as U.K. intelligence agencies are finding Salman’s connections with al-Qaeda and ISIS in Libya, Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the terrorism threat in Britain to critical as there are reports that there was more to Salman’s plan other than bombing Ariana Grande’s live concert in Manchester.
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