UPDATE 3: The numbers of fatalities was updated a few minutes ago. Sadly, now there are 22 dead and 59 injured. 

An emergency number is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area – 0161 856 9400


UPDATE 2: A picture showing Ariana Grande wounded just surfaced on the internet. It seems that Ariana has bruises and cuts on her face and arms.


UPDATE 1: The explosion was outside the Greater Manchester concert hall and it was produced by a suicide bomber.

Ariana Grande’s performance at U.K.’s Manchester Arena ended in mass chaos tonight. Immediately after the pop star’s last song, a loud explosion took place inside the venue sending concert attendees rushing for the exit.

Greater Manchester Police released the figure less than three hours after explosions were first reported on the scene.

NBC reports “Multiple U.S. officials say U.K. authorities suspect Manchester incident was conducted by a suicide bomber.” CBS has also reported that the explosions contained nails.

Billboard has confirmed Grande is “okay” with the singer’s rep and that her team is further investigating what happened.

Speaking with Billboard, an eye witness recalled hearing a large bang outside the arena and then the PA speaker system announcing to evacuate and everyone screaming and running chaotically out of the arena. She said she saw people covered in blood as she left. Greater Manchester is the United Kingdom’s second-most populous urban area with a population of 2.55 million.


This story is still developing. We will update as more details become available.