Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert Ends In Deadly Explosion

Our Hearts Are With The Families Of The Victims, What A Horrendous Thing To Happen..

Heartbreaking news. On Monday night, an explosion banged at the end of Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester. The explosion, which is reportedly a terrorist attack, caused more than 50 injured and killed 19 people.

After the terrible attack, artists took social media to paid tribute to those affected by the attack.

A terrorist bombing happened at the Manchester Arena, during an Ariana Grande concert

Emergency services rushed to the Manchester Arena on Monday night, after two explosions shook the building. The explosions took place shortly after Ariana’s show had finished and concertgoers were leaving the arena.

Witness reported hearing two huge explosions at around 10:30 pm. The explosion took place in the foyer area of the stadium, where glass and metal nuts were on the floor.The explosions unleashed panic among the concertgoers, which included kids, teens, and parents, who rushed to leave the place. The panic caused children separate from their parents.

The Manchester Arena, opened in 1995, can hold up to 18,000 visitors. Though it was not clear how many people were in the arena at the moment of the explosions reports say 19 people were killed, and over 50 were injured.

Further investigation showed that the explosions were caused by a suicide bomber.  Salman Abedi was identified as the bomber, who carried out the attack with an explosive device he made by himself. He was a British 23-year-old who lived just 3.5 miles from the arena.

“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until the police know otherwise,” the Manchester police said in a Twitter post.

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Joining in prayers and thought

The attack is the deadliest episode of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London transit bombings.

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims and their families in “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.” She was scheduled to lead a meeting of the government’s crisis response committee on Tuesday morning.

The Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the catastrophe via a social messaging app Telegram that, “One of the soldiers of the caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the crusaders in the city of Manchester.”

The British government didn’t make an immediate comment on the claim by the Islamic State.

The Royal Family issued statements mourning the attack.

Ariana, who was not hurt in the attack, hasn’t officially issued a statement but took her Twitter account to pay tribute to those affected and expressed how heartbroken she is. Her concert in London is yet to be confirmed.

Fellow musicians — including Harry Styles, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and Liam Gallagher — have paid tribute to those in Manchester affected by the attack. James Corden also paid a heartwarming tribute on The Late Late Show.

Expressions of tribute and solidarity have taken not only social media but Manchester itself.

At 6 p.m., a large crowd turned up for a vigil at Albert Square in the heart of Manchester, a city of half a million and a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, to express grief and solidarity.

People have volunteered to donate blood to te point that the local blood bank had to turn people away. Others offered a place to stay to those who didn’t have any.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

Source: Billboard


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