US pop star Ariana Grande’s concert in the Manchester city of UK took a fatal turn after at least 19 people were killed and as many as 50 of them were injured in an explosion at the end of a concert on May 23. The bomb blast is reportedly being treated as a “terrorist incident”.
“Police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. So far 19 people have been confirmed dead with around 50 others injured. This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise” PTI quoted Greater Manchester police officials as saying. In a number of videos that are doing rounds on the social media, you can see the crowd panicking and trying to get out of the chaotic scene soon after the bomb went off.
This video shows moment when the bomb detonated at Ariana Grande’s concert in #Manchester Arena #PrayForManchester pic.twitter.com/PjVgJYgeVB
— aripics (@dangerouspicts) May 23, 2017
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New vision has emerged of the panic that ensued after an explosion was heard at an Ariana Grande concert. pic.twitter.com/J8l7p2QWkb
— rodrigo ahumada (@rodrigoahumada4) May 23, 2017
The moment the explosion happened at the Ariana Grande gig tonight in #Manchester pic.twitter.com/amxnTyearP
— Alan Spence (@AlanSpenceEDL) May 23, 2017
RT people “Eyewitnesses to explosion at Ariana Grande concert share scenes of chaos: https://t.co/m0l6DhxD1y pic.twitter.com/6sPlkEFHC5“
— Suwaid bhat (@Suwaid7) May 23, 2017
Dramatic video shows chaos as concertgoers evacuate arena after reported blast at Ariana Grande concert in the UK. https://t.co/2qrOXpAEF4 pic.twitter.com/V8wVneHFfe
— ABC News (@ABC) May 23, 2017
SO THE EXPLOSION IS LISTENED AT THE ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT@Gaby_Chan_ pic.twitter.com/C9suu8bUGG
— luz milian (@luzmilian1) May 23, 2017
New video shows mass panic as fans flee Ariana Grande concert at the #Manchester Arena after 2 explosions.pic.twitter.com/gufS5r7tRj
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) May 22, 2017
As many as 21,000 people including children had gathered in the arena to attend Ariana Grande’s concert. Witnessed who attended the US star’s concert asserted that they heard a huge explosion at the end of the concert. Following which, thousands of panic-stricken people in the arena frantically made efforts to leave the building. Some also came forward to help the injured and rush them to the hospital.
Expressing grief over the incident, Ariana Grande tweeted saying that she was “broken” and had no words to say.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
On Twitter, a number of people are posting pictures of people known to them who have allegedly gone missing after the explosion. While asserting that the blast was being treated as an “appalling terrorist attack” the security officials said that they were investigating the matter and trying to find more details.
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