AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on Monday, May 22 ended in tragedy with multiple fatalities and injuries after an explosion erupted in the venue. According to the latest statement released by Greater Manchester Police, nineteen people have been confirmed dead, while fifty concertgoers were injured. The case is currently being considered as a terrorist attack.
Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/BEpLOan3dY— G M Police (@gmpolice) 23 Mei 2017
The explosion took place within the Manchester Arena's foyer area at 10.30 P.M. local time. NBC reported "multiple U.S. officials say U.K. authorities suspect Manchester incident was conducted by a suicide bomber."
"Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit... We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying," a concertgoer told Daily Mail. "There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smokey and burnt."
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) 22 Mei 2017
The concert was a part of Ariana's "Dangerous Woman Tour". A rep for the pop star has confirmed that she is "okay" and claimed that her team is still investigating what happened at that time.
The music industry is mourning. Following the news, well-wishes and prayers were sent by Ariana's fellow artists, such as Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Josh Groban, Halsey, Noah Cyrus, Niall Horan and more.
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 22 Mei 2017
Demi wrote, "Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives... praying for everyone and all." Meanwhile, Bruno Mars tweeted, "No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Machester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live could be so cruel."
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 22 Mei 2017
No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) 23 Mei 2017
Fifth Harmony also sent out their condolences, tweeting, "Just saw the news about Manchester... Our hearts are breaking. Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew." As for Niall Horan, he wrote, "Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team."
Just saw the news about Manchester... Our hearts are breaking 💔 Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew.— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) 23 Mei 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 23 Mei 2017
sending love and prayers to Ariana and everyone that was at her show❤️— Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus) 23 Mei 2017
💔stay strong Manchester💔— josh groban (@joshgroban) 22 Mei 2017
What is happening in Manchester is absolutely terrifying. Praying everyone effected has found safety and hope Ariana is okay :( Jesus— h (@halsey) 22 Mei 2017