MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK: Tragedy strikes England as scores killed, hundreds injured in an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
According to initial reports, at least 19 people were killed after a “loud bang” was heard following the concert at the Manchester arena. BBC reports that the crowd was estimated to be roughly 20,000.
More from BBC News:
The cause of the explosion is unknown but the North West Counter Terrorism Unit is treating it as a possible terrorist incident.
BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford said senior counter-terrorism officers are assembling in London and are liaising with the Home Office.
He said early estimates put the number of fatalities in double figures, although these are not confirmed.
More from Twitter:
— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) May 22, 2017
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 23, 2017