19 dead, 50 injured at explosion at Ariana Grande concert

May 23, 2017 1:27 am Last Updated: May 23, 2017 1:27 am

At least nineteen people have died and 50 have been injured after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, on Monday evening, according to numerous media reports.

It’s unclear if the attack was terror-related, but it is being investigated as such, ABC reported. Police are treating it as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.

More details are not immediately clear.

Footage uploaded to social media show throngs of people running out of the arena where she was playing.

GM Police issued a statement on the matter.



Karen Ford told the BBC: “The lights had come up everyone was just getting out and walking towards the stairs, when all of a sudden this huge sound, which sounded like an explosion went off.”

She told the broadcaster: “Everyone just stopped and turned around, and then somebody shouted ‘it’s a bomb’ and everyone just started running. Everybody was trying to push people up the stairs. There was a lot of children there without parents. There was no one to calm them down so everyone was just screaming, crying and pushing.”