22 killed in suspected terrorist attack after Manchester Arena Ariana Grande concert

A “huge explosion” that killed 19 people and left many more injured is has been dubbed “a suspected terrorist attack” by police.

The explosion happened just after Ariana Grande’s show at Manchester Arena; one of the largest venues in the city.Since then Network Rail have issued a statement saying all trains from Manchester Victoria, of which the venue shares the area, have blocked.

Greater Manchester Police have also shared a statement via their twitter urging people to stay away from the area.

A number of witnessed the event on twitter:

Robert Tempkin, 22, from Middlesbrough, said: “Everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people’s phones on the floor. People just dropped everything. 

“Some people were screaming they’d seen blood but other people were saying it was balloons busting or a speaker had been popped.

“There were lots of ambulances. I saw somebody being treated. I couldn’t tell what had happened to him.”

The hashtag #roomformanchester has been trending on twitter as offers of support for survivors flood in. A series of artists have tweeted support for the victims…

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