EXPLOSION Just Reported at Ariana Grande Concert… ‘Multiple Fatalities’

by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Several people have been killed after explosions were heard inside Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande concert tonight in the United Kingdom.

Video footage showed thousands of people fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, after the concert — with hundreds of children and teens in attendance — had finished.

Armed officers surrounded the venue and bloodied concertgoers were pictured being helped by emergency services outside the gig.

Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline: ‘Ariana Grande had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded.

‘Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit.

The arena has a capacity of nearly 20,000.

UPDATE: There are now “at least 19 confirmed fatalities”

Mass panic could be seen outside the arena:

UPDATE: An explosion can clearly be heard from a man waiting in his car.

Incredibly, this video was taken a “quarter mile” from the arena, yet the boom can be clearly heard…

Injured victims, helped by EMS and police, streamed out of the arena by the dozens.

Police have confirmed a “number of fatalities” following reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena.

Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” following an Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena.

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

Greater Manchester Police tweeted to urge people to stay away from the area.

A number of eyewitnesses have described the confusion in the aftermath.

Robert Tempkin, 22, from Middlesbrough, said: “Everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people’s phones on the floor. People just dropped everything.

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

“There were lots of ambulances. I saw somebody being treated. I couldn’t tell what had happened to him.”

“A bang went off and everyone stopped and screamed… we basically hit the deck,” he said

“It was bedlam… it was horrific.

“We got up when we thought it was safe and got out as quickly as possible.

“People were just crying and in tears… police cars were everywhere.

“We just wanted to get out as quickly as possible because we didn’t know what was going on.”

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.


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