BREAKING: Panic erupts at Ariana Grande concert after a ‘loud bang’ reported at Manchester Arena, casualties confirmed

  • Late Monday evening, reports of a possible explosion at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England began to trickle out onto social media. 
  • Thousands of young people were crammed into the arena to watch Ariana Grande perform during her world tour.
  • “I and my sister, along with a lot of others were seeing Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena, and we were all exiting the venue when around 10.40-10,45pm-ish a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena,” concertgoer Majid Khan told the Telegraph
  • “It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit Trinity Way and that was blocked so everyone was just running to any exit they could find as quickly as they could.“
  • Video from inside the arena has also emerged, showing the crowed in a sheer panic moments after the incident.
  • A label rep for Grande told Variety that the singer is "okay” following the incident.  This is a developing story (5/22/17 7:15 PM)
'Two explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester
There are a number of confirmed deaths at Manchester Arena following a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert, police have said. Twitter users reported thousands of concert goers fled the arena covered in blood and crying, although it is not immediately clear what the reported "loud bangs" were. The noises were heard towards the end of the show, with witnesses claiming on social media they believed the bangs were a "gun shot" or a "bomb".