An explosion occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night (May 22). Police have confirmed that 19 people are dead with over 50 people injured.
Reports the New York Times:
An explosion that may have been a suicide bombing killed at least 19 people on Monday night and wounded about 50 others at an Ariana Grande concert filled with adoring adolescent fans, in what the police were treating as a terrorist attack.
Panic and mayhem seized the crowd at the Manchester Arena as the blast reverberated through the building, just as the show was ending and pink balloons were dropping from the rafters in a signature flourish by Ms. Grande, a 23-year-old pop star on an international tour.
Traumatized concertgoers, including children separated from parents, screamed and fled in what appeared to be the deadliest episode of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London subway bombings.
Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims and their families in “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”
The Daily Mail is reporting that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber and the bomb went off at the end of the show.
Reportedly, Ariana Grande has canceled the rest of her world tour in the wake of this tragedy.
Prayers up to the families of those who perished and the injured individuals.
This story is developing.
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