Deadly Manchester blast after Ariana Grande concert: 5 things to know


Cellphone video showed chaotic scenes of people screaming and running after the blast. How we weren't crushed to death is unbelievable.

"It was when we were getting up ready to go and people were screaming in all directions". Theresa May said police were treating the blast as "an appalling terrorist attack".

While 22 people have been confirmed dead, numerous 59 people injured have life-threatening conditions, May said.

The concert had drawn Ariana Grande fans from a wide area across Northern England and Scotland, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

"Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who were injured in this horrific attack". "We will provide further updates when possible". At first we thought it was a bomb.

'Hatred won't win, of course it won't, but at the moment it is and we just have to make sure we don't let it, ' he added.

Numerous concertgoers were teenagers and witnesses reported that parents were outside the arena trying frantically to find their children, according to The Washington Post.

"It must have been about 40 feet from where we were". We heard the explosion and the boom rattled in my chest. TMZ reported that Grande, who had just left the stage before the explosion, was "in hysterics" after learning that 19 people had been killed.

President Donald Trump, speaking after a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, offered prayers for the people of Manchester, and said "we stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom". The head teacher of the Tarleton Community Primary School in Lancashire described her as "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word". "There was at least 20 or 30 people on the floor, some that you could see straight off were just. just dead".

Outside, she said, "you could smell the burning".

"She's not turned up", the mother said.

"I didn't get the impression that he looked overly concerned", he said of the handcuffed man.

The First Minister said the four patients had been "presented at hospitals in Scotland" and confirmed that two have since been discharged.

Accepting his formal negotiating mandate from European Union governments just on Monday, Barnier had underlined a determination to maintain close security cooperation with Britain, which has one of Europe's most powerful intelligence services and long experience of combating domestic political violence.

"Parents were frantic running about trying to get to their children", she said.

Gary Walker, who was at the show with his wife and two daughters, said he "heard a massive bang and saw a flash" just as the concert finished. "People actually going through red lights", he said.

The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande and supports her third studio album, "Dangerous Woman". She said her phone has not stopped ringing since her tweet.

"We've tried everything we can". Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston, northwest of Manchester, posted a photo of Georgina on its website, smiling and looking smart in her school uniform.

Many parents were waiting for their children in and around the Manchester Arena when the blast rocked the foyer of the venue as thousands of young fans and parents streamed out following the gig on Monday evening.