image copyright Investigation of Manchester Arena / Family Document image caption Claire Booth described having to leave her sister and visit her gravely ill 12-year-old daughter
A woman whose sister was killedbombing in Manchester Arena said the "chaotic " medical response that night had left the victims feeling "abandoned ".
Claire Booth 's sister Kelly Brewster , 32 years old , died in the 2017 explosion and her daughter was seriously injured.
Ms Booth told the Manchester Arena Inquiry that her 12-year-old daughter was "bleeding" for three and a half hours before being put into an ambulance.
"We needed the help of the paramedics in those crucial first minutes," she said.
Twenty-two people died and hundreds more were injured in the suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017.
"I had the 'felt no one knew who would go [to the hospital] next, "she said. "It was very chaotic, there didn't seem to be a plan.
" [My daughter] was 12 and was left bleeding for three and a half hours, " adding that it was "crazy ".
copyright of image Family documents image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the May 22, 2017 attack
In her statement to the investigation, Ms. Booth said she "felt like we had been abandoned " but was grateful for the help she received following the safety stewards and police.
"Unfortunately, the injuries suffered by people were just beyond their expertise," she said.
"We needed paramedics in the foyer for those crucial first minutes.
'I knew it was a bomb '
The investigation was completed informed that Mrs. Booth, her daughter and Mrs. Brewster entered the arena lobby seconds before Salman Abedi detonated his device. They were only about 30 feet (9 m) from it.
"It was like a blowtorch and the hottest heat I have ever felt in my life, pushing everyone out of their way, " Ms Booth told investigation.
"I knew it was a bomb and my immediate thought was that there is never more than one.
"I thought someone else was going to run and shoot us all. I was petrified. "
She said her sister was lying on the hall floor with her eyes closed and she looked like she was sleeping. She said her daughter was screaming for help, so she said sorry to her sister and briefly left her.
Ms Booth said there was no sign of ambulances or Paramedics for "what seemed like hours " and were repeatedly told they were on their way.
About an hour later the explosion, her daughter was carried out of the foyer on a l crowd barrier which shefound it "very frightening and incredibly painful," adding that she had to hang on to avoid slipping.
Mrs Booth said it was a "horrible " way of moving someone so badly injured.
She spent about two and a half hours in the lobby of Victoria Station before being placed in an ambulance and taken to hospital.
Ms Booth said her family did not find out until the next day that Ms Brewster was one of 22 people killed.
She told the inquest that she and her daughter suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the bombing had "ruined " her daughter's life.
The investigation is continuing.
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