19 killed in suspected terror attack during Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena

| Updated: May 23, 2017 11:34 IST

Manchester [UK], May 23 (ANI): At least 19 people were killed and 50 others injured in a suspected terror attack that took place at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. Greater Manchester Police confirmed the number of casualties in the explosions and said that the incident is being treated as terrorist attacks until further investigation. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena <a href="https://t.co/BEpLOan3dY">pic.twitter.com/BEpLOan3dY</a></p>&mdash; G M Police (@gmpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmpolice/status/866808564316344321">May 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Two loud explosions were reportedly heard near the ticket office of the arena. However, the cause of the reported blast is still not known. "Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area. Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area," Greater Manchester Police said in a series of tweets. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area. More details to follow....</p>&mdash; G M Police (@gmpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmpolice/status/866774284018102274">May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available</p>&mdash; G M Police (@gmpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmpolice/status/866783026218455042">May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 23-year-old pop singer did not sustain any injury in the incident. Local media reports said that the Manchester Victoria Station, which is close to the concert venue, has been closed and all trains have been cancelled for the time being. (ANI)

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