Explosion at Manchester concert hall

Explosion at Manchester concert hall

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Explosion at Manchester concert hall

Police confirm fatalities and injuries in explosion following Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva

Several people were killed and injured on Monday evening in an explosion at the Manchester Arena
following a concert by singer Ariana Grande, BNO News reports.

The incident happened at just after 10:30 p.m. local time. People in the area said they heard a loud
“bang”.

Local police tweeted that they had responded to a “serious incident” at Manchester Arena and added that
there were “fatalities and injuries” in the explosion.

“Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details
will follow as soon as available,” the tweet read.

The number of victims is unclear at this time, as is the cause of the explosion.

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

Footage from the scene disseminated on social media showed people fleeing Manchester Arena following
the incident:

An eyewitness told Sky News, “I and my sister, along with a lot of others were seeing Ariana Grande
perform at Manchester Arena, and we were all exiting the venue when around 10:40-10:45 p.m.-ish a
huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena.”
“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,” said the eyewitness.