Deaths, Injuries After Reports of Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert
Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England ended with multiple fatalities and injuries on Monday (May 22).
The Greater Manchester Police responded to “reports of an explosion” at the Manchester Arena, where the pop superstar was performing as part of her “Dangerous Woman Tour.” “There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured,” tweeted authorities. “Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene.”
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
— aime TODAY (@touchedher) May 22, 2017
Other concertgoers offered similar accounts, including popular Twitter user @PopCrave, who wrote: “I was at the Ariana Grande show in Manchester. When the show had finished there was an explosion, a moment of silence and people started running and screaming. It was terrifying. There are now armed police and helicopters at the arena. I’m stuck in the car park & shaken up.”
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 23, 2017