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An apparent explosion occurring inside the UK’s Manchester Arena resulted in “a number of confirmed fatalities” and other injuries, according to police on the scene. Update: At least 19 people are dead and 50 others are injured, according to police, who are treating the incident as a terror attack. Click here for the latest details.
Ariana Grande was performing inside the arena at the time of the incident. Video posted to social media captured the chaotic aftermath following the explosion, with thousands of concert-goers fleeing for the exits. Photos from the scene also show several people leaving the venue bloodied and injured, with some receiving assistance from paramedics.
Police have asked the public to avoid the area surrounding the venue as they investigate the incident.
A representative for Grande confirmed the singer was “okay,” according to Variety.
This is a developing story.