It has been confirmed now that 22 people (including children) lost their lives in a terror attack that also left 59 people injured in Manchester.
The blast occurred at 22:45 BST after Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday. According to the police, the attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber with an explosive vest.
The attack has left the world in shock as relatives have taken to social media to search for their loved ones and the police have released emergency number to cater for victims of the attack: 0161 856 9400.
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, tagged the act “a barbaric act that was targeted at vulnerable people.
The explosion went off just after Ariana Grande’a performance at the arena, which is the biggest indoor concert venue in Manchester with a capacity of about 21,000.
Ariana Grande who has a huge following especially among teenage girls and children took to Twitter to express her shock at the incident.
She wrote, “broken , from the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.” And the incident is currently trending on twitter with the hashtag #MissingInManchester.
The safety check feature has been activated by Facebook so people can notify their friends and family that they are okay and safe.
The blast went off at the entrance of the Victoria railway and the tram station. Both of whom have been closed as of the time of filing this report.
The prime minister has called an emergency Cobra committee to get more details on the terror attack.
The Police have also established an emergency help centre for family, friends and anyone who needs assistance with locating a loved one at the Etihad Stadium.
This is the biggest terror attack on British soil in the last decade and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.