At least 22 people including children were killed in an explosion at the Ariana Grande pop concert which was held at the Manchester Arena last night.
The horrific blast sent thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic from the packed Europe’s largest indoor arena as people were leaving the arena after the concert ended.
The Sun reported that, “Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.”
According to The Telegraph, at least 59 others were injured and many others are still missing and desperate parents have spent the night searching for loved ones, some as young as eight years old, who have been missing since the explosion.
The Telegraph also reported that police believe that the attack was carried out by one man who died at the scene, although they are still working to establish if he “was acting alone or as part of a network”.
The suicide bomber was reported to detonate an explosive device in the foyer outside the main hall of the arena.
Sixty ambulances flooded the area and more than 400 police officers were deployed.
The first victim to be named after an explosion is Georgina Callander, 18.
Prime Minister Theresa May suspended all election campaigning due to the incident.
My deepest condolences to all the family and friends of the victims.