Manchester Arena terror attack: 22 dead, over 50 injured in one of UK's deadliest bombing

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Twenty two people died in a suspected terror attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester late Monday. An explosion was heard minutes after a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande concluded at the Manchester Arena. AFP

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British Transport Police said the blast occurred at "within the foyer area of the stadium" and the venue said it was "outside the venue in a public space". The arena foyer connects the 21,000-capacity auditorium with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre. AFP

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Eyewitnesses described a "huge bomb-like bang" and scenes of panic as young fans rushed out and parents waiting outside looked for their children. Meanwhile, Grande's manager said that the pop star was unhurt. Reuters

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The Greater Manchester Police, in a statement, confirmed that it was treating Monday's blast as a terror attack. Meanwhile reports suggested that the bomber died while detonating an IED device. AFP

 

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The police are investigating the motive behind the crime and whether more than one people were involved. Forensic evidence was gathered from the venue. AFP


Updated Date: May 23, 2017 13:01 PM

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