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A survivor of the Manchester attack who stood a few meters from the bomber described the explosion as being "hit by a 10 ton truck ".
Martin Hibbert remained paralyzed from theHas waist to foot after the atrocities of 2017 when his teenage daughter Eve suffered a serious brain injury.
He told the public inquiry into the bombing how two hours passed before they arrived at the hospital.
He said he wanted to hear the "truth " of the "puzzling " "emergency response.
Twenty-two people died and hundreds more were injured in the suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
Mr. Hibbert, from Bolton, told the audience: " I knew that when I was in the spinal unit something catastrophic had happened and the response was not what it should have been].
"And for me to go through e to eI couldn't be awake through the majority and to survive it, I wasn't going to allow another Hillsborough or anything like that.
"I was focusing on the truth of what I had been through.
He said it was "confusing " his daughter, who was 14 at the time, was not put straight into an ambulance after being taken out of the arena foyer.
"It 's just a miracle that she is still with us given the extent of her injuries, so it is a great frustration ", he said. it declared.
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The investigation heard that Mr. Hibbert and his daughter were within 6 meters of Salman Abedi when he detonated the device.
"I heard a loud bang. I felt like I had been hit by a 10 ton truck. I was panicking, I felt like I was hit by a 10 ton truck. not being able to breathe. I could see that I was losing a lot of blood. "
Mr. Hibbert described lying on the floor and seeing his daughter Eve's injuries.
"It was almost as if she had been shot in the head. She was out of breath and I could see she was dying before my eyes. "
Mr. Hibbert told the inquiry his " frustration "that his fiShe had been covered twice in T-shirts and posters while lying on the lobby floor by responders who believed she was dead.
He said that people who didn't have the right qualifications "were playing God ".
Mr. Hibbert said that if he passed out he thought Eve would not have survived.
The football agent told the hears how Eve spent 10 months in the hospital and he thinks she is the only person in the world who survived the type of brain damage she suffered.
Since the attack, Mr. Hibbert has done a number of charity challenges and is currently in training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September in aid of the Spinal Cord Injury Association.
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