Prelimanary reports say that 19 people died in a suspected explosion at the end of a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester in the north-west of England, which is seen as a terrorist attack, police said. Eyewitnesses described a "huge bomb-like bang" and scenes of panic as young fans fled the venue. A fleet of hospitals was seen to clear the battlefield and bomb disposal teams were sent soon after.
The first unconfirmed reports of an explosion appeared shortly after 2145 GMT on Monday.Manchester residents opened their homes to the people stranded by the incident, and sent news with the Hashtag #RoomforManchester. Several media have reported that there were two explosions from the 21,000 capacity space.The incident caused transport chaos, with traffic jams outside the venue.