An explosion has rocked Manchester Arena in England
The explosion went off during an Ariana Grande concert
Scores have been injured, 19 persons have been killed
There are fears that death tolls might rise
Emerging reports suggest that 19 people are dead and about 50 others have been injured after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert.
The concert was held at Manchester Arena in England.
Greater Manchester police said in a statement that they were called to the arena at just before 10:35 pm local time on Monday, May 22.
ABC reports that authorities are telling people to avoid the area.
We gathered that at the moment, the incident is being treated as a “terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” police said.
US law enforcement officials have been informed that the leading theory is that the Manchester Arena incident was the work of a suicide bomber, though they caution that this is preliminary information, according to a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation.
The wounded are being treated at six different hospitals, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said in a press conference. “We’re doing all that we can … as we gather information about what happened,” he said, asking people to remain vigilant.