Islamic Terrorists Strike Manchester 19 Dead
Greater Manchester Police confirmed the number of fatalities in a statement which read:
“Just before 10:35pm on Monday 22 May 2017, police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. So far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 other injured.”
“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise”.
A large number of ambulances and police vehicles are at the scene following a number of unconfirmed reports of explosion-like noises. However, no reports of an explosion have yet been officially confirmed.
19 people have been confirmed dead and around 50 others injured by police who are now treating the explosion that happened outside the Manchester Arena as a terrorist incident until they “know otherwise”.
British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement, confirming that police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
“Officers are at Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion within the foyer area of the stadium at 10.30pm this evening,” British Transport Police said in a statement. “Emergency services are at the scene and we are working to establish more information regarding the explosion and will provide further updates as soon as possible.”
Concert goers were filmed fleeing the area following what witnesses described as a loud bang.
Greater Manchester Police responded to the scene, calling it a “serious incident” and has advised people to stay away from the area.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 22, 2017
— Rhianna burke (@RhiannaBurke) May 22, 2017
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017