Explosions, Confirmed Casualties At Ariana Grande Concert
Police in Manchester, England have confirmed explosions and deaths as concert goers were evacuated at an Ariana Grande concert this evening. Social media accounts and cell phone footage show people frantically running out of the Manchester Arena where the pop star was performing. The 23 year old singer reportedly was not injured.
Audience members claim the first explosion occurred after Grande's last song at roughly 10:40 p.m. "Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit ... We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying," a concertgoer told MailOnline. "There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smoky and burnt."
"We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming," concertgoer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters. "It was a huge explosion -- you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out."