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MANCHESTER ARENA 'EXPLOSIONS' 20 PEOPLE KILLED 100 INJURED: POLICE WARN PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY


There are a number of confirmed fatalities at Manchester Arena following a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert, police have said.

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An injured young woman helped by police officers

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" following an Ariana Grande show at Manchester Arena.

Network Rail said train lines out of Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue, were blocked.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted and warn people to stay away from the area.

'Screaming and running'

A number of eyewitnesses have described the confusion in the aftermath.

Robert Tempkin, 22, from Middlesbrough, said: "Everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people's phones on the floor. People just dropped everything.

"Some people were screaming they'd seen blood but other people were saying it was balloons busting or a speaker had been popped.

"There were lots of ambulances. I saw somebody being treated. I couldn't tell what had happened to her