Some facts of attack at Manchester concert in Britain

Marco Green
May 23, 2017

Manchester residents reached out with offers to help concertgoers who were stranded or separated from their loved ones in the chaos after Monday night's explosion outside an Ariana Grande concert.

Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens.

"As a parent, I can only imagine the hurt and pain which the parents of the children killed and injured are going through".

Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for information about people who had not been accounted for.

No, none of the identities of the people who were killed or wounded have been released.

Unable to hold back his tears, Jason explained his five children are fans of the American pop singer, and that had he known she was performing it was likely he would have taken them.

Grande, 23, later said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". He provided no information about the individual who detonated the device.

"Ariana is OK. We are further investigating what happened", he said. The local ambulance service says 59 people were taken to hospitals. Major British parties have all suspended campaigning.

USA rapper Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ), who collaborated with Grande on recent hits "Bang Bang" and "Side to Side" tweeted: "My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost". They have deployed more than 400 police around Manchester, Britain's third-largest city. Families and young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Some eyewitnesses said it happened in the foyer.

"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", said concertgoer Majid Khan, 22. "They've done a great job throughout the night and they're continuing to work at the scene". "I looked around because I heard this big bang, people screaming and crying and flooded towards the stage".

Among the names being circulated was Olivia Campbell.

She said: "The public should remain alert but not alarmed". He is hospitalized but Olivia is missing, the mother told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show. "I will call them from now on losers, because that's what they are". If anybody sees Olivia, lend her your phone, she knows my number'. No group has claimed responsibility. U.S. Homeland Security officials said they were closely monitoring the situation.

The blast occurred just before 10:35 p.m. local time as the concert was wrapping up, according to Greater Manchester Police.

"If you need somewhere to come grab a coffee and await news, head to the arches".

Cellphone video showed chaotic scenes of people screaming and running after the blast.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the incident, saying: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack".

The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande to support her third studio album, Dangerous Woman.

From Manchester the tour is to move through Europe, including Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, through the summer with stops in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and on to Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia and more.

Pop concerts and nightclubs have been a terrorism target before.

British authorities, who were meeting in emergency sessions in Manchester and London, did not immediately confirm those reports.

'It should have been the best day of her life, and it turned into the worst one really.

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