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Ariana Grande concert: Deaths after reported blast

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 Ariana Grande concert: Deaths after reported blast
Greater Manchester Police say there are deaths after a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande performance.
A blast at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester has killed an unknown number of people and wounded others.
Police said on Monday night they were responding to reports of an explosion and there were a number of confirmed fatalities. The bomb
disposal unit was on the scene.
There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:30pm (2130GMT).
A video posted on Twitter showed fans screaming and running out of the venue.
A video posted on Twitter showed fans screaming and running out of the venue.
A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena, concert-goer Majid Khan, 22, told Britain’s Press Association.
Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters news agency the blast hit after the concert was over.
We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming, Macfarlane said.
It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.
Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available.
Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and has a capacity for 21,000 people, according to its website. It is a popular concert and sporting venue.
A spokesman for Ariana Grande’s record label said the singer was okay.
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of severe meaning an attack is considered highly likely.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commented on Twitter, saying: Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.

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