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Suicide Bomber Strikes At Manchester, At Least 19 People Leaving Ariana Grande's Concert Killed



At least 19 people are dead and 50 more injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted children leaving a packed pop concert at Manchester Arena last night.
Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young concert-goers when the blast was detonated in the foyer area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station just after the Ariana Grande gig ended.  

Horrifying footage showed petrified children leaping over chairs and barriers as they desperately tried to escape the 21,000-seat venue, which led to a stampede. Two US officials have said it was a suspected suicide bomber.



Armed officers surrounded the venue and bloodied casualties were seen being stretchered out of the concert that resembled a 'war zone'.  
Last night police carried out a controlled explosion at Cathedral Gardens after finding a second suspicious device. 
At 3am Ian Hopkins, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, said they were treating it as a 'terrorist incident' and that the injured were being cared for at six hospitals. 

An hour later, Grande tweeted: 'Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words.'

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.
'Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit.

'We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying.
'There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smokey and burnt.
'The explosion sounded like it was inside the building somewhere.' 
Video footage showed thousands of people fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, as the concert finished. 














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