BREAKING: WORST FEARS Confirmed in Explosion at UK Ariana Grande Concert…

by Brian Hayes | Top Right News

At least 19 people were killed and over 200 others were injured Monday when an explosion rocked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

FoxNews reported:

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that they were treating the blast as a “terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”

British Transport Police said an explosion occurred in the foyer of Manchester Arena at 10:30 p.m., around the time the concert finished. Arena management tweeted its own statement, which said the incident took place “outside the venue in a public space.”

Spokesman Joseph Carozza said Grande, who was performing at the arena as part of her “Dangerous Woman” world tour, was “okay” and added, “we are further investigating what happened.”

Witnesses described panic as concertgoers rushed to get out of the arena. Video from inside the arena showed people screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons.

Concertgoer Sasina Akhtar told the Manchester Evening News that Grande had just finished her last song when “there was an explosion behind us at the back of the arena. We saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were running. There was lots of smoke.”

The aftermath showed the chaos in and out of the arena:


WARNING: Graphic footage. A young woman’s legs show the aftermath of the nail bomb, with profuse bleeding that was tragically typical of tonight’s victims.

UPDATE: Frantic parents are reportedly searching for children they had left in the area. There are reports that at least 50 children — alone — are being kept in one area hotel until they can be reunited with their parents.

One woman reported how she and her daughter narrowly avoided the explosion because her 11-year old daughter — at her very first concert — wanted to leave early to go to the bathroom:

Many others were not as lucky.

This is a developing story…LIVE updates below…


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