There was a blast reported at the concert in the English city of Manchester on Monday night. The United States singer Ariana Grande had been performing there.
Two United States officials said that a suicide bomber was suspected in the explosion.
THE CONCERT GOERS.
At least 50 people are injured and at least 22 people got killed. It is being treated as a terrorist attack. Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device for several hours after the blast took place. Police did set up a cordon. It was set outside the Manchester Arena in northern England where the US singer Ariana Grande had been performing. A spokesperson for the US singer, Ariana Grande says she is “okay”.
THE WITNESS’S STORY.
A witness who was attending the concert said she felt a huge explosion as she was leaving the arena. There was a lot of screaming and a rush by thousands of people trying to escape the venue. “We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody started screaming”. “It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out”, said Catherine Macfarlane.
THE HIGH ALERT.
The Great Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe”. This means an attack by militants is considered highly likely. British counter-terrorism police have said that, they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism. The incident took place outside the venue in a public space.
THE EMERGENCY NUMBER.
Anyone in the United Kingdom concerned about the safety of relatives can dial the emergency number set up by the British police. The number is 0161 856 9400.
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS.