Deaths have been confirmed following an explosion at a Manchester Arena concert
The incident occurred during an Ariana Grande show
Reports of an explosion occurring at a Monday evening Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena have been confirmed by police. Police have also confirmed "a number of fatalities", though details have yet to be confirmed.
Concert-goers fled the stadium after "loud bangs" were heard, and other witnesses reported seeing people covered in blood exiting the venue.
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
#BREAKING: 'Explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in #Manchester, UK – police urge people to 'stay away' pic.twitter.com/UJPRkEyISU— Corrina Pysa (@CorrinaPysa) May 22, 2017
Major incident at the Manchester Arena. People clearly shaken. Huge police and ambulance response. #Manchester pic.twitter.com/6aqteCsYet— Darryl Morris (@darrylmorris) May 22, 2017
"Everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people's phones on the floor," a witness named Robert Tempkin told BBC. "People just dropped everything."
Update: Latest confirmed reports state that at least 19 people have died and over 50 have been injured.
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