Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing in Manchester

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing in Manchester

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing in Manchester

At least 19 people were killed and dozens more injured Monday in an apparent explosion at a concert by pop star Ariana Grande, authorities confirmed. "From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry", she continued.

Police and emergency services responded to what they initially described as a "serious incident" at Manchester Arena just before 10:35 p.m. their local time.

UPDATE 9:10AM: Greater Manchester Police have released a statement on the "major incident" at Manchester Arena, confirming a number of fatalities and injuries after "loud bangs" were heard during an Ariana Grande concert.

British Prime Minister Theresa May added that "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by police as an appalling terrorist attack".

There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the concert, which was part of Grande's The Dangerous Woman Tour.

Social media posts from the scene showed panicked concert goers running down the arena's stairs in an attempt to get away.

She is now on a European tour and has already played in Birmingham and Dublin and was due to be at the O2 Arena in London tomorrow and Thursday. "Everybody started screaming and running", he said.

All trains at Manchester Victoria Station are now suspended, National Rail services said.

Joseph Carozza, a representative from Grande's USA record label, said the singer is OK and they are investigating what happened.

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"Ariana was off the stage, she'd finished her set", he said.

Manchester Victoria train station has been closed with emergency services and armed police in attendance. Investigators are tracing the bomber's movements through CCTV.

A third Twitter account, Deplorable MrsK, posted a picture of a young man smiling and wearing a suit, saying: "My son was at the Manchester Arena today".

A statement from Sturgeon said: "My thoughts are with the victims, their families and all those who have been affected by this barbaric attack in Manchester". Sixty ambulances were called to treat people at the arena.

It was not clear how many people were still missing or unaccounted for as loved ones launched social media pleas for information.

Pearson said: "It's the worst kind of people who could even consider doing something like this and quite frankly those sort of people, they deserve the worst punishment ever. It makes it a little more realistic", she said.

People running down stairs as they attempt to exit the Manchester Arena after a blast, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, Britain in this still image taken from video May 22, 2017. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected".

She is next scheduled to perform Thursday night at London's O2 Arena, but TMZ reports that, given the circumstance, the concert is unlikely to happen.

#ManchesterVic - Please AVOID the area and following instructions from staff and emergency services.

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