Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: A bomb explosion in which 22 people got killed and atleast 59 people have been injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a concert at the Manchester stadium in United Kingdom late night on Monday, minutes after pop star Ariana Grande left the venue. An unidentified man detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at the stadium where 20,000 people were gathered, mostly youngsters.
A total of 14 people were reported missing by there family and friends.
Ariana Grande said she was 'broken' by the, was reported unharmed. Britain's Prime Minster is Theresa May condemning the attacks paid tribute to victims. She is expected to chair a high-level emergency meeting today.
British police official have confirmed the attacker been killed and are investigating the whether he was working alone or was part of a larger network. However, they are working with the National Counter Terrorist Policing Network and the UK intelligence services to establish more detail about the individual who carried out the attack.
According to an eye witness loud noise after the concert was heard inside the Manchester Arena after which the crowd panicked and ran towards the exit doors. Some said that the loud thump of the bomb going off jolted the stadium. Catherene Macfarleane, said, "It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out."
Residents of Manchester came out in support at the scene of the attack by offering transportation and lodging facilities for those stranded. The hashtag '#RoomForManhester' helped concert goers help locate rooms, beds and homes available. The Victoria train station was closed after the attack as it ws the closest station to the stadium.
The attack is the worst attack by militants since the 2005 London bombing, that killed over 50 people including the perpetrators. Britain has now been placed on its second-highest alert level of 'severe'. Manchester Police have also set up an emergency helpline number for those concerned about their loved ones or anyone. The helpline number is 0161 856 9400.