Several fatalities reported after blast at pop concert in Manchester

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.


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