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BREAKING: Bombing of Manchester UK Ariana Grande Concert

BREAKING: Bombing of Manchester UK Ariana Grande Concert
Police and other emergency services are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert. (Rex Features via AP Images)

There has been an explosion at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in the last hour. There is not a lot of verified information yet, but there apparently have been fatalities.

According to The Guardian, the explosion happened as people were leaving the concert:

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 10.40-10.45 pm-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.”

One man reports being thrown 30 feet by the explosion:

Dashcam video appears to show the explosion:

Twitter has a running Trends item for further information. An awful lot of the tweets are from people looking for missing friends.