The explosion in Manchester killed at least 20 people
According to media reports, the explosion occurred in the lobby, in the area of ticket sales.
MOSCOW, LONDON, may 23. /TASS/. At least 20 people were killed and hundreds were injured in the explosion that occurred Monday near the city indoor arena in Manchester. This was reported by TV channel NBC, citing sources in law enforcement agencies.
Representatives of law enforcement agencies in the US and in the UK, it was noted in the report, said that in the arena, which hosted a concert by American singer Ariana Grande might have happened two of the explosion. There is no information on the nature of the explosions, law enforcement officials stressed that their information is preliminary in nature.
The explosion occurred in the lobby, in the area of ticket sales. This was reported by Sky News. According to him, now on a place of incident there are several teams of bomb experts.
Earlier, witnesses reported two loud explosions, which occurred immediately after a music concert by American singer Ariana Grande, held at the stadium “Manchester-arena”. It accommodates 21 thousand. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred when the crowd began to leave the arena 22:40 (00:40 GMT on Tuesday).
The representative 23-year-old pop singer said that she was not injured in the incident.
Local media spread photos of people affected in the blast, which arrived on the scene medics provide aid, stopping the bleeding. To the stadium pulled together more than fifty police cars and ambulances, all entrances to the stadium is blocked off to traffic, all trains on the branch near the arena terminated.
The explosion at the stadium “Manchester arena”
NEW: Video shows concertgoers fleeing Manchester Arena after reports of explosion at the Ariana Grande show https://t.co/Wa7ebW4AcB pic.twitter.com/et6KeD3JmO
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 22, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Will keep you updated on the tragedy in Manchester, England. Multiple fatalities reported. No info on the attackers. pic.twitter.com/9NndmtcI0f
— Philadelphia Globe? (@PhillyGlobe) May 22, 2017
Latest: Panic following multiple explosions at #Manchester arena. pic.twitter.com/4ScF1tkx98
— ? it’s amazing Vin (@Magnus_Limbus) May 22, 2017
People attending the concert by Ariana Grande fled in panic on hearing the noises https://t.co/8siTbobSs5 pic.twitter.com/iufs9SSVkb
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) May 22, 2017
#BREAKING: Reports of two explosions at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/yRfjz7dBUL
— . (@earthh_universe) May 22, 2017
Another chaotic scene from #Manchester Arena. pic.twitter.com/oAoe8CfnOM
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) May 22, 2017
Police Swarm #ManchesterArena After 2 Reports of Possible Explosions at #ArianaGrande #Event. @arianagrande