Manchester Arena Explosion During Ariana Grande Concert Results In Several Deaths
MSNBC is reporting that the explosion is suspected to be the result of a suicide bombing. Stay tuned for more info.
CNBC has updated the number of dead and injured:
British police said on Monday there were confirmed fatalities with NBC News reporting at least 20 people dead and hundreds injured after a reported explosion at a stadium venue in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing.
According to TheGuardian, a large explosion at a Manchester Arena where an Ariana Grande concert was being held has resulted in a “number of fatalities”. No report on a specific number of the dead or injured as of yet.
In fact, very little details have been released, but police are warning people to stay away from the area.
Hannah Dane, who was at the concert, told the Guardian there was “quite a loud explosion heard from inside the Manchester arena and it shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get out”.
She added: “As we got outside, lots of police came racing towards the area and the whole of the Victoria train station was surrounded by police.” She said there were people “screaming and crying everywhere shouting that there’s a bomb and also people were saying there’s a shooter”.
Another concert-going witness says:
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.
“It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit Trinity Way and that was blocked so everyone was just running to any exit they could find as quickly as they could.
It sounds like the concert had just ended when the explosion went off, we are awaiting word on the state of the fatalities and injuries, as well as whether or not Ariana and her crew are ok.
BOSSIP well have more information throughout the evening.
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