British police have said there have been “number of fatalities” at a pop concert venue in the northern city of Manchester
Witnesses described a huge blast as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a performance by the American singer Ariana Grande.
Emergency services were quickly on the scene.
“It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and trying to get out” – said one witness.
Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and has a capacity for 21,000 people, according to its website. It is a popular concert and sporting venue.