Manchester United F.C. shocked after terror strike at Manchester concert

Andrew Cummings
May 23, 2017

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled.

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull told the country's parliament the incident was a "brutal attack on young people everywhere". Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, also released a statement on Twitter saying, "Words can not express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack".

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on QNA this morning that it "reiterated Qatar's firm stance on rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of its source and whatever its motives and reasons".

He said: "I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families - so many families - of the victims".

Witnesses have reported a huge bang at the Manchester Arena, which sparked a mass rush of concertgoers as they fled the venue in panic.

A representative for Grande has told Reuters the singer is "okay" after the incident.

Police in Manchester, England, confirm 19 people dead at Manchester Arena following an apparent explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande.

"It makes me so angry and it breaks my heart that such a young and promising life has been stolen away!"

TV news outlets are quoting multiple USA officials who were briefed on the incident as saying British authorities suspect that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber with a backpack bomb.

Manchester police have confirmed that 22 have died as a result of the attack and 59 are still injured.

Police said they were called at 10:33pm to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by pop star Ariana Grande, who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.

A representative for Grande says she is OK. "My thoughts and prayers with the victims and families in Manchester".

Actor Varun Dhawan also condemned this attack and wrote, "Just woke up to news about the #Manchester attack".

"It shocks me every time we hear this sort of thing, that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert", he said.

"We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack", she said in a statement on Monday.

Britain is on its second-highest alert level of "severe" meaning authorities believe a militant attack is highly likely.

Sonam Kapoor, who is now in Cannes felt really angry and heartbroken by this incident and wrote, "I'm so angry and heartbroken at the state of the world". Great football teams in Man City, Man United.

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