Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

Mike Hodges | 23 May, 2017, 11:21

In what could be described as one of the worst terror attacks in Britain, at least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured, as a suspected suicide bomber carried out a carnage during US pop sensation Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England on Tuesday.

"Everyone pls share this, my little sister Emma was at the Ari concert tonight in #Manchester and she isn't answering her phone, pls help me", said one message posted alongside a picture of a blonde-haired girl with flowers in her hair.

"I want her home and I want her safe". The lead single "Dangerous Woman" was released on March 11, 2016.

"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", concertgoer Majid Khan, 22, told Britain's Press Association.

"Due to the time difference, I'm just hanging and expecting something in the middle of the night", she said.

Added Oliver Jones, 17, said, "The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run".

"According to the head constable of the Manchester Area, "[We] are still receiving information and updates" partnering with both local emergency services and national security agencies, with those who suspect or have any knowledge to report said concerns to the police as early as possible.

The audience was mostly young fans of U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande. British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism.

The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services and approach roads were closed.

Prime Minister Theresa May said officials are "working to establish the full details" of the incident.

Another ambulance arrives at the arena in Manchester. I'm still finding bits of God knows what in my hair.

It is reported at this time that Arianna Grande, 23 years of age now, was not injured by the explosion in any way, and that evacuations were mostly successful.

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a suicide bombing outside of the arena, according to a Western law enforcement official and a United States law enforcement official. May, who faces an election in two-and-a-half weeks, said her thoughts were with the victims and their families.

Mr Hopkins said: "At around 10.33pm we received reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena in the city centre".

Delgado said: "There were people on the floor".

The Grammy-nominated artist, who started her career in the Broadway musical "13", burst onto the global music scene in 2013 with her smash-hit debut album "Yours Truly", which quickly reached the No 1 spot on the Billboard chart and spawned the popular single "The Way" featuring Mac Miller.

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

TMZ reported Monday night that Grande had indefinitely suspended her world tour.

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