It has been confirmed that at least 19 killed after suspected terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena.
The attack occurred some hours ago. From online press reports,many others are feared injured after a suspected terror attack at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert.
Manchester is the UK city for two prominent football clubs – Manchester United and Manchetser City.
A father has described seeing “carnage everywhere” in the wake of an explosion at Manchester, including children and disabled people.
The man, named Andy, said he was blown “about 30ft” by a blast that shook the building as he waited to collect his wife and daughter at the end of a concert by US artist Ariana Grande.
He said he later saw panicking families trying to find loved ones in the wake of the incident on Monday night.
He told BBC News: “It’s shocking what happened. Just carnage everywhere. There was a good 20 to 30 of them [victims]. Some were young kids, some were disabled people.”
He added: “As I was waiting an explosion went off and it threw me through the first set of doors about 30ft to the next set of doors.
“When I got up and looked around there was about 30 people scattered everywhere, some of them looked dead, they might of been unconscious but there was a lot of fatalities.
“My first thing was to run in the stadium to try and find my wife and daughter.
“When I couldn’t find them I looked back outside and the police, fire and ambulance were there and I looked at some of the bodies trying to find my family.
“Luckily they weren’t there, I managed to find them outside the arena and got them back to the hotel.”
One man at the concert with his sister described how the apparent explosion hit the venue as they were leaving the building.
Majid Khan, 22, said: “I and my sister, along with a lot of others, were seeing Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena, and we were all exiting the venue when a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena.
The reports have been on the AP, BBC, Yahoo News and on the China international TV, CGTN.