British police said they are treating the Manchester Arena concert explosion as a terrorist attack.
At least 22 people including children have been killed and 59 injured in a blast during a pop concert at Manchester Arena, police have confirmed. The man behind the attack died when he detonated his explosive device.Two loud bangs coming from near the arena's bars were heard, say witnesses. The incident took place at the concert venue of Ariana Grande, just as the performance ended. British Prime Minister Therese May, who suspended her election campaign after the blast, condemned the incident."We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack," Ms May said in a statement.
UK national flag flies at half-mast in Downing Street as Britain mourns Manchester Arena blast victims.
Emergency contact number of Consulate General of India for Indians affected during the Manchester attack: 0121 212 3217
There is no report of an Indian causality in the Manchester attack, said India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. "We are keeping a close watch on the situation," she tweeted.
US President Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack: news agency AFP
David Beckham wrote on his Instagram account, "Heartbreaking news from Manchester. As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy..."
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan posted this on Facebook, "London stands united with the great city of Manchester today after this barbaric and sickening attack." He wrote, "I am in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police, who are reviewing security arrangements in London. Londoners will see more police on our streets today."
UK national flag, the Union Jack, lowered to half mast in Downing Street after the Manchester Arena blast.
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All school buses in the area are operating as normal this morning, said the Manchester City Council
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who suspended the election campaign, tweeted,"I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured."
Desperate parents and friends took to social media to search for their loved ones.
Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn say suspended election campaign after Manchester attack: AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blast in Manchester.
Pop singer Ariana Grande tweets after the blast at the concert where she was performing:
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau:
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Pop singer Katy Perry tweets:
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Manchester Police issues statement after the explosion. Watch: ndtv.com/live
Greater Manchester Police tweets update:
British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement, "We are working to establish the full details of what is bein treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack."
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan expresses his condolences:
British Prime Minister May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack' in Manchester
A video posted on twitter at the Manchester Arena.
Two women wrapped in thermal blankets outside the Manchester Arena where the blast happened soon after the concert. (Image: Reuters)
According to the police the explosion took place shortly after 10:35 pm (2135 GMT) at the Manchester arena.
Armed police officers stand next to a police cordon outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain: Reuters
Fleet of ambulances at the spot of the explosion. Watch live on ndtv.com/live or NDTV 24x7