Manchester (MAY 23, 2017): At least 22 people have been killed and over 50 injured in an explosion following a pop concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night, said Greater Manchester Police.
Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/BEpLOan3dY
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
The bomb exploded right after the show of Ariana Grande, a US pop singer, ended in Manchester. This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” Manchester police said on Twitter.
Police said that the incident took place outside the venue in a public space.
Earlier police had warned people to stay away from Manchester Arena after reports of two loud explosions. The crowd was made up of mainly younger people who had come to see Grande in her first of three scheduled concerts in the UK, on her European and Latin American tour.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the terrorists attack and said “All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn offered support on Twitter. “Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.”Train lines out of Manchester Victoria station were blocked.
Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 22, 2017