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Manchester residents use Twitter to offer stranded concertgoers places to stay

Residents of Manchester are opening their homes to people stranded in the city following the explosion Monday night at the Manchester Arena.

Using the hashtag #RoomForManchester, Twitter users are offering their spare bedrooms and couches for people who attended the Ariana Grande concert and are now unable to get home due to the closure of the Manchester Victoria train station and several streets being blocked off. Others are tweeting that anyone affected by the explosion can use their phones to get in contact with loved ones or stop by their homes for free food and drinks. Word is also spreading that taxi drivers in Manchester are giving free rides to people who were at the concert.