- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:06PM
At least 19 people are dead and 50 more are injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted children leaving a packed pop concert at Manchester Arena last night.
Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young concert-goers when the blast was detonated in the foyer area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station just after the Ariana Grande gig ended.
Horrifying footage showed petrified children leaping over chairs and barriers as they desperately tried to escape the 21,000-seat venue, which led to a stampede.
Armed officers surrounded the venue and bloodied casualties were seen being stretchered out of the concert that resembled a "war zone".
Ariana has now responded to the tragic events, with a heartfelt tweet: