At least 19 people were killed and 50 wounded in an explosion at the end of Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England on Tuesday, May 23.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack. It would be considered as the deadliest militant assault on Britain since 2005.
“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said in a statement. “All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
Police immediately responded to reports of an explosion after 10:35 pm (GMT) at the venue. The Manchester arena has a capacity for 21,000 people.
A video posted on Twitter showed concertgoers, screaming and running from the venue.
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Meanwhile, Ariana Grande posted that she felt at a loss for words after the attack.
“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” Ariana wrote.
The Manchester concert is part of Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman World Tour. The pop star is also set to perform here in Manila this coming Aug 21.
[Reuters via Manila Bulletin]