Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert Leaves Numerous People Dead
We are in total shock right now. Numerous people are dead and injured after a reported explosion went off at Ariana Grande‘s concert in Manchester, UK, earlier this evening. Authorities say that “19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured” and they are currently treating this “as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”
Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/BEpLOan3dY
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
Apparently, the blast went off at around 10:30 p.m. in the area of the venue where merchandise is sold. A fan who attended the concert shared a video of the thousands of concertgoers running in terror following the blast.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
Sasina Akhtar was also in the audience and said, “We saw young girls with blood on them. Everyone was screaming and people were running.”
The “Greedy” singer’s rep confirms to Billboard that she is safe.
While Ari hasn’t yet commented on the incident herself, TONS of her fellow musicians chimed in on the horror and offered their thoughts and prayers to all those affected.
Watching the news in total shock. Heartbreaking to hear of fatalities at the Manchester Arena.
— Nathan Sykes (@NathanSykes) May 22, 2017
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017
sending love and prayers to Ariana and everyone that was at her show
— Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus) May 23, 2017
manchester i'm speechless. sending all my love and good thoughts
— Rydel Lynch (@RydelLynch) May 23, 2017
I am truly so sorry about what has happened in Manchester tonight. Unthinkable events. All my love to the families affected.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) May 23, 2017
What is happening in Manchester is absolutely terrifying. Praying everyone effected has found safety and hope Ariana is okay 🙁 Jesus
— h (@halsey) May 22, 2017
i'm so incredibly & sincerely sorry to all the arianators & people involved in the terrifying incident that took place tonight in Manchester
— madison beer (@madisonbeer) May 23, 2017
I just heard about the attack at Ariana's concert.This is truly awful. I'm sending my deepest condolences & praying for every one affected
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) May 23, 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 23, 2017
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
tragic event in manchester.so saddened to hear about those who lost their lives.concerts should be a safe experience.hope you all are okay
— Casey Moreta (@CaseyMoreta) May 23, 2017
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
oh god…….my heart is breaking hearing about this tragedy that happened at Manchester arena tonight…
— Camila Cabello (@Camila_Cabello) May 23, 2017
We will keep you posted as this story continues to develop.
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