A blast at the end of an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young fans in the northern English city of Manchester has killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 others, with police calling it a “terrorist incident”.


If confirmed, it would be the deadliest attack on Britain since four men killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s transport system in July 2005.

Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene at Manchester Arena after Monday night’s explosion, which struck outside the venue as concertgoers were leaving.

Police said they are still gathering information and are setting up a telephone hot-line to help people locate loved ones.

The singer expressed sadness as she tweeted 9on the event.