Terrible news is breaking in Manchester England. A number of people have died after reported explosions at an Ariana Grande concert. From the Guardian
A number of people have died and others were injured in a reported explosion at Manchester Arena during a pop concert, police say.
Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig on Monday evening.
Greater Manchester Police said there are already a “number of confirmed fatalities and others injured” and emergency services are at the scene after “reports of an explosion”.
The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services. Approach roads have been closed by police.
Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs inside the arena and coming from where the bars are located.
Majid Khan, 22, said: “I and my sister, along with a lot of others were seeing Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena, and we were all exiting the venue when around 10.40-10.45pm-ish a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena.
UPDATE: According to the BBC “Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.”
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
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Concert-goers scramble to get out of the arena.
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