Greater Manchester Police has released a statement confirming at least 22 people has been killed and 59 people has been injured following a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena, while they were attending Ariana Grande concert.
Police were called immediately after the incident after reports of a suspected bomb inside the 21,000 capacity arena.
Greater Manchester Police tweeted the following Statement;
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
The horrific incident accord at around 10.30 pm on Monday at the end of the American singer Ariana Grande, who is famous among teenagers.
Reports suggest that the attack took place in the foyer area of Manchester Arena, the attack caused panic among people and they were fleeing in terror, as cause of that many young people were separated from their parents.
People were describing the incident scenes horrific.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
Ariana Grande reacted after her concert at Manchester Arena when the explosions happened.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Few of the Manchester witnesses described how it felt when the explosion happen.
Majid Khan, 22, said: “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 as they were trying to exit.”
Oliver Jones, 17, who attended with his 19-year-old sister, said: “The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run.”
After the incident Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.
“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
Conservative party has announced that they have postponed their general election campaign, as general elections were schedule for 8 June, and many believe that other parties will follow their footsteps by postponing their campaigns.
The PM will chair an emergency meeting of the government’s crisis committee Cobra at 9am on Tuesday.
Ambulance services covering north west region of UK, which is currently busy dealing with significant toll of wounded people, have requested to only contact ambulance services if there is a life threatening situations because being engaged at high number at the incident.
Police have released this emergency number for people concerned about loved ones caught up in the incident in Manchester: +44 (0)161 856 9400