Manchester Arena attack: what we know so far
The events around Manchester Arena have been fast moving and confusing. Here is what we know so far.
By Kevin Rawlinson

Manchester Arena attack: what we know so far

The events around Manchester Arena have been fast moving and confusing. Here is what we know so far

Kevin Rawlinson

A suspected terror attack hit a pop concert in Manchester on Monday evening, with many dead and dozens injured. Here is what we know so far:

  • Police have confirmed that at least 19 people were killed in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. 
  • Police say the explosion is being “treated as a terrorist incident until we have further information”.
  • Officers said that a further 50 people were injured amid reports of at least one explosion that hit the venue as the concert was finishing.
  • The blast was reported to have hit the foyer of the building at about 10:30pm, British Transport police said. Police say they received a call about the incident at 10.33.
  • Manchester Arena said the incident took place “outside the venue in a public space”
  • Multiple witnesses said they heard an explosion, with one telling the Guardian the blast shook the whole building, before “everyone screamed and tried to get out”.
  • Victims have been taken to six hospitals across the Manchester area.
  • Large areas around the arena have been sealed off and Victoria Station has been closed and is expected to be closed throughout Tuesday.
  • Greater Manchester Police have carried out a “controlled explosion’’ in the Cathedral Gardens area but the item destroyed was not suspicious.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has said her thoughts are with the victims and
    families of those affected in “what is being treated by the police as an
    appalling terrorist attack”.
  • A meeting of the Cobra government emergency committee will meet at 9am Tuesday
  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron have expressed their sympathies for the victims.
  • Around 21,000 people are reported to have been at the concert at the time of the explosion.
  • Police have issued a number for people to call if they are concerned about relatives or loved ones: +44 0161 856 9400

The emergency number is +44 0161 856 9400. 

Daddy's Girl

What’s happened?
I don’t understand.
Where are you?
Where am I?
I went to a concert,
Had such a fantastic night.
I was buzzing!
Best night ever!
We were so happy as we ran down the stairs on the way out
Laughing and holding hands.
Us girls, laughing as we walked across the lobby
of the concert arena
Everything shattered!
Everyone running!
Everyone screaming!
The pain daddy,
So much pain
Where are you ?
I need you
Everyone is still screaming
Am I going to die?
I don’t want to die
Daddy I don’t want to die!
What’s happened daddy?
I’m only fifteen
I can see flashing lights everywhere
Hear sirens
I can’t see my friends
I think I can hear one screaming though
Come get me daddy
I need you to take me away from here
Need you to take away my pain
I’m sorry I’ve not been you’re perfect little girl
every single day
But I hope I will always be
Daddy’s girl
I only went to a concert
I don’t understand
So much pain
So much screaming
So much noise
I can hear voices talking to me
I think they’re asking me if I’m alright
I hope I’m alright
I’m only fifteen
Come get me daddy
Please Daddy.

I’m here baby.
Always have been.
Always will be.
Don’t you worry
Daddy’s right here

We have three grown up children, two daughters, one son.
All were once teenagers. They grew up with music, we all went to concerts together from the day they could stand. A big part of their life’s now is live music, festivals and concerts. They’ve been to Manchester Arena many many times. It’s just 40 miles from our house, an hour on the train.
I’ve wept today thinking of all those children who won’t come home again after going to a concert in Manchester. Wept for their parents. We can’t help them or their parents but we do share in their grief.
As parents we will always worry, always have, daily worried that our children stay safe. Even though they’re grown up we still worry. Now we have something extra to worry about. That as they go about their normal daily life, innocent of anything other than having fun and enjoying themselves, some sick religious fuck could be trying to kill them, aiming to commit some atrocious, heinous crime in the name of some religion.

For all those affected by the atrocity in Manchester our hearts go out to you. 😔😔😔

RAP MONSTER: The only one answering the questions

JIMIN: Can kill someone with his stares

JUNGKOOK: Looking left and right searching for Justin Bieber Sunbaenim

TAEHYUNG: Ready to insert “Sh*t”in a sentence 

JHOPE: Dancing and screaming making everyone ask who they are

JIN: Smiling but actually thinking of the buffet

SUGA: Ready to take the plane back to Korea

BONUS: Armys cringing, crying and screaming while trying to survive the night.

“You found the right guy. I carried the Olympic torch through this town. I had never even heard of a ‘torch’ before. I mean, I’m not stupid, I figured it out. But I was nervous when I saw it. I had to carry it up the hill. I’m eighty-eight. I thought I might fall down. And there were all these soldiers lined up with guns. Big guns. I thought one of them might shoot me by accident. Everyone was screaming while I ran. Nobody had ever seen anything like it. I was really scared, but I made it. And everybody started hugging me.”

(Lençóis, Brazil)



ELIAS: We’ve missed you. Have you missed us?
YOUSEF: I agree. What are we gonna play today?
ELIAS: Today.. (gibberish) Chatroulette, just that it’s on Facebook
YOUSEF: Facebook messages, text messages, whatever.
ELIAS: You probably know what it is! Awkward messages, to put it that way.
ELIAS: Okay, then we’ll begin! And next up is Adam!
ELIAS: Amen!
MUTASIM: We’ll see, we’ll see.

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