Children among dead as death toll rises after Manchester bombing

Ariana lying down

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the Manchester explosion was a "barbaric" attack on some of the "most vulnerable in our society".

At least 59 are injured.

No official tally of missing persons has been released yet although people are using social media and hashtags to expedite the search process.

There were children among the 22 killed in the attack, while 59 people were injured, Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins said early Tuesday.

Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the venue at around 10.33pm and approach roads were closed. It is: 0161 856 9400.

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the "appalling" incident and General Election campaigning has been suspended.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed the number of casualties in the explosions and said that the incident is being treated as terrorist attacks until further investigation.

He added: "We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe that while the attack last night was conducted by one man, the priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network".

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the victims who have been affected, and I know the whole country will share that view".

We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people and in today's attack it was mostly innocent children.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians were "shocked by the news of the horrific attack", while European Union president Donald Tusk wrote: "My heart is in Manchester this night".

Eyewitnesses at the scene say there are people with blood on them running from the Manchester arena. While Pakistani national and Manchester resident Abid Naseer was convicted of a plot to bomb the city's central Arndale shopping center in 2015. Some trains will be cancelled throughout or start/terminate at alternative stations.

Dozens of others were injured in the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening.

The pop world also rallied, with Katy Perry tweeting: "Praying for everyone at Ariana Grande's show".

Ariana Grande, the U.S. singer who had finished performing just minutes before the blast, said she had been left "broken" by the events.

In the aftermath of the explosion witnesses spoke about the fear and confusion that gripped those caught up in the events. My wife said, "I need to lie down". I won't call them "monsters" because they would like that term. "It happened near the box office at the entrance to the arena".

A woman who said she worked at the arena as staff but did not want to be named said: "All I know is it sounded like a bomb".

"It was definitely a bomb, the whole building shook".



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