Number of fatalities following explosions at Ariana Grande concert

Number of fatalities following explosions at Ariana Grande concert

A deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert is believed to be the work of terrorists, police said Monday, killing at least 19 people and sending thousands of terrified concert-goers running for the exits as chaos unfolded in a Manchester arena.

A spokesman for Ariana Grande, 23, said the singer was "okay".

Hopkins said police are working with national counterterrorism experts to investigate the explosion.

At least 19 concertgoers were killed and about 50 others were injured Monday night.

The Department of Homeland Security says there is no evidence of credible threats against music venues in the USA, as England reels from an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert late Monday.

Ariana Grande tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words".

Bomb disposal units were seen at Manchester Arena after an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert.

"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. "Everyone started screaming. We did not see any explosion but it smelt bad, like burning".

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"However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions", the statement said. Paramedics said that they had treated "shrapnel-like injuries".

Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline: 'Ariana Grande had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded.

DHS says it is closely monitoring the situation at Manchester Arena and working with United Kingdom officials to obtain additional information about the cause of the explosion.

NBC said the explosions hit about 5:40 p.m. A representative said the singer was not injured.

Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and is a popular concert and sporting venue.

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night. A video posted on Twitter showed fans, many of them young, running from the venue. The tour began on February 3, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Further information was not immediately available.

As this story continues to develop, one thing is for certain: There is absolutely never an appropriate time to make jokes about a situation in which innocent people are injured. Check back at greensboro.com for updates.

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