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Update: Police now say at least 19 are dead and at least 50 have been injured in what was an apparent terror attack following the concert. According to NBC News, a suicide bomber is suspected of having carried out the attack. We will continue to update this story as additional information becomes available.
Ariana Grande fans were evacuated from the singer’s concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday night after reports of multiple “explosions” at the end of the show. Emergency services responded quickly to a “serious incident” at the arena and told locals to “avoid the area,” though it wasn’t made clear whether the loud noises were due to pyrotechnics or more suspicious circumstances. Later, the Manchester Police Department issued a statement via Twitter, reporting that there were a “number of confirmed fatalities” and additional injuries.
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Ariana is confirmed to be unharmed, with her rep giving a statement to E! News: “Ariana is okay. We are further investigating what happened.”
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