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Terrorist attack at Ariana Grande concert: Twitter mourns, prays for Manchester

The terrorist attack at the concert of famous singer Ariana Grande has left her fans across the globe devasted. The British Police is treating the incident as a suicide bomb blast, which killed at least 19 concert attendees, while over 50 others were left injured.


By   |  Updated On : May 23, 2017 07:14 AM
Terrorist attack at Ariana Grande concert: Twitter mourns, prays for Manchester (Image: Twitter)

Terrorist attack at Ariana Grande concert: Twitter mourns, prays for Manchester (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi :  

The terrorist attack at the concert of famous singer Ariana Grande has left her fans across the globe devasted. The British Police is treating the incident as a suicide bomb blast, which killed at least 19 concert attendees, while over 50 others were left injured. 

“Police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. So far 19 people have been confirmed dead with around 50 others injured,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” the statement said.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud “bang” from inside the venue, which was playing host to a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. Video footage from the scene showed bloodied victims being helped by emergency services.Grande is safe, her spokesperson said.

Read | Terrorist attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: 19 killed, around 50 injured; survivors share horror on Twitter

“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,” an eyewitness said.The blasts reportedly went off at the end of the concert near the box office area of the venue.

“Some people were screaming they’d seen blood but other people were saying it was balloons busting or a speaker had been popped,” said another eyewitness.

The UK’s Network Rail said train lines out of Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue, were blocked.

Read | Celebrities condemn the attack on Twitter

Here is the how Ariana Grande fans reacted to the unfortunate attack on Twitter: 

 

 

 

 

First Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 07:08 AM


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