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    Explosions at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England - fatalities being reported

    I am not sure if this is for real yet as there seems to be a ton of confusion. Some people are saying there was a stampede following loud bangs but no reports of injuries yet, this article says fatailities?

    A number of people have died following an explosion at Manchester Arena in northern England.

    Greater Manchester Police tweeted that they were responding to a "serious incident" at the arena following a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande.

    The concert had just finished at the arena when the loud bangs were heard. A representative for the pop star told Variety she is "okay".

    British Transport Police said it was aware of an incident at the arena. Train services to Victoria Station, underneath the arena, have been suspended.

    Emergency services are at the scene.

    Oliver Jones, 17, was at the concert with his 19-year-old sister.

    He told PA: "I was in the toilet and heard a loud bang just after the concert had finished and people had started to leave.

    "The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run.

    "I seen people running and screaming towards one direction and then many were turning around to run back the other way.

    "Security was running out as well as the fans and concert goers.

    "Reports of blood and people injured."

    He added: "In so much shock and panic. You see this on the news all the time and never expect it to happen to you. I just had to run and make sure me and my sister were safe."


    Conflicting reports from Manchester arena. Everything from bombs, to a huge balloon prop bursting. Emergency services on scene.
    7:56 AM - 23 May 2017


    One fan at the concert told London's Telegraph how the explosion hit the venue as fans were leaving the building.

    Majid Khan, 22, said: "I and my sister, along with a lot of others were seeing Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena, and we were all exiting the venue when around 10.40-10.45pm-ish a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena.

    "It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit Trinity Way and that was blocked so everyone was just running to any exit they could find as quickly as they could.

    "Everyone was in a huge state of panic, calling each other as some had gone to the toilet whilst this had gone off, so it was just extremely disturbing for everyone there."


    http://www.smh.com.au/world/police-r...22-gwas3b.html

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    Breaking News:
    UK police confirm a number of fatalities at Manchester Arena; others injured
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...KBN18I2OP?il=0
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    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/86680...891265/video/1

    Announcer telling people is be calm.

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    They are saying terror related now.

    Manchester Arena rocked by at least one explosion
    At least 19 people confirmed dead, 50 more injured
    Police state it is a terror attack
    Reports that suicide bomber behind the blast
    Police warn people to stay away from area
    Panic as concert-goers flee the arena
    Ariana Grande 'Okay' following the incident
    Offers of help pour on social media

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ots-explosion/




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    The concert had just finished at the arena when the loud bangs were heard. A representative for the pop star told Variety she is "okay"
    Aww that's a shame

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    Seems like it happened outside the concert, not in the arena.


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    Can't wait for the #PrayForManchester posts.

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    The missing people plea posts have started on twitter



    https://twitter.com/colinshook/statu...11968438452224

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    https://twitter.com/martynhett - one of the missing

    Last tweet -

    Martyn‏Verified account @martynhett 4h4 hours ago
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    When you sneak out for a toilet break on the Macy Gray song and the entire arena had the same idea #DangerousWomanTour



    Not sure if this will work but there is dash cam footage of the explosion - can't see much except the flash of light

    https://twitter.com/US_Citizen_Joe/s...92454661341184



    And not sure how legit this is, but it was apparently posted 4 hours before the attack
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    Last edited by Olivia; 05-22-2017 at 04:53 PM.

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    You can hear it in that video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    https://twitter.com/martynhett - one of the missing

    Last tweet -

    Martyn‏Verified account @martynhett 4h4 hours ago
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    When you sneak out for a toilet break on the Macy Gray song and the entire arena had the same idea #DangerousWomanTour



    Not sure if this will work but there is dash cam footage of the explosion - can't see much except the flash of light

    https://twitter.com/US_Citizen_Joe/s...92454661341184



    And not sure how legit this is, but it was apparently posted 4 hours before the attack
    The account is now suspended. I'd be curious to see if it was an edited tweet. You know, to make it look like it was posted 4 hours before.


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    Last edited by Olivia; 05-22-2017 at 07:57 PM.

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    Something I respect: the UK press doesn't just run half cocked and print whatever rumors they hear at the moment. They wait it out and report accurate news. How nice. How refreshing.

    The fact that someone did this at all of course is horrible but to do it at a concern filled with tweens is so disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puke View Post
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    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/europe...ent/index.html

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    I wonder how many people were actually just injured from the trampling.

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    Explosion heard from outside the Manchester arena (dashcam footage)

    Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc2_...gX7X3ezCedy.99
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc2_1495499953
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    Chief constable of Manchester released the following statement:
    I can confirm the details of events tonight that we currently know. At around 10.33pm last night we received reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena in the city centre. It was at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert.

    Currently we have 19 people confirmed to have died and around 50 people injured.

    The injured are being treated at six hospitals across Greater Manchester. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected and we are doing all we can to support them.

    Officers from GMP and emergency services are working at the scene and are supporting those affected. We are coordinating the response from GMP headquarters.

    An emergency number is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area. It is 0161 856 9400.

    We are currently treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise. We are working closely with the national counter-terrorism policing network and UK intelligence partners.

    This is clearly a concerning time for people but we are doing all we can, working with local and national agencies to support those affected and gather information about what has happened tonight. As you will understand, we are still receiving information and updates, so will provide more details when we have a clearer picture.

    I want to thank people for their support and would ask them to remain vigilant and if they have any concerns report them in confidence to us on the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789321.

    It is important people avoid the area so that we can effectively deal with the incident.
    Note: they are proceeding as though it was a terrorist attack but obviously are still not 100% on what caused the explosion.

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    @ArianaGrande 8 minutes ago

    broken.
    from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strmmrgrrl View Post
    The account is now suspended. I'd be curious to see if it was an edited tweet. You know, to make it look like it was posted 4 hours before.
    Can you edit tweets now? I haven't been on for 3 mths so it might've changed but up until Jan this year I don't think there was anyway to edit (unless you work for Twitter maybe). All you can do as a regular user tweet, retweet, reply or delete. It's not like fb

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    I wonder how many people were actually just injured from the trampling.
    Yes I thought about that too.
    Weird reminder to the older MDS members who remember back when those ppl got stampeded to death at a Who concert in Cincinnati. But this is different & soooo much worse. 💔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    @ArianaGrande 8 minutes ago

    broken.
    from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
    This could have been stated better IMHO

    What makes this incident really sick is that it's an obvious Tween and kid concert. Whoever did it actively targeted kids. I can't imagine the parents and families in general right now. These kids are growing up in a very different world than I had to. That's just tragic.
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