19 killed in 'barbaric' terrorist bombing at Ariana Grande show in Manchester

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert.

Dozens of parents and loved ones are still frantically searching for children who left their homes Monday for what started off as a night of fun at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and turned into the worst attack the United Kingdom has seen in more than a decade.

Police said roughly 50 people were injured.

Paramedics at the scene told the BBC they had treated some of the wounded for "shrapnel-like injuries".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack.

LONDON (AP) - Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said.

Facebook has activated its safety-check feature, so people can let loved ones know they are safe.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said the city stands in solidarity with the people of Manchester while Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also said in a tweet that she is "horrified" by the loss of life in the British city.

More than 400 police have been deployed throughout Manchester, said Hopkins, the chief constable.

"Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina's family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss", the college said.

"We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming", concert-goer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters.

May said authorities believe they have identified the attacker, but did not release the name. "We just ran outside and got as far away as we could".

"We are now treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise", Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

"We're doing all that we can, working with local and national agencies to support those affected, as we gather information about what happened last night". Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of a. "THANK YOU WE LOVE YOU", she wrote.

Grande's close friend Hailee Steinfeld shared the image on Twitter and it has since been posted thousands of times.

Representatives for Grande have said she is physically "okay" following the blast, but TMZ has reported the singer will be suspending the remainder of her tour.

After Manchester, Grande was due to perform in London on Thursday and Friday, and later at venues in Europe, including Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, with concerts in Latin America and Asia to follow.

The death cult members also promised more bombings.

In other messages, taxi drivers and Manchester residents offered to ferry those who needed to leave the city for free, while the hashtag #RoomForManchester was being used to offer free bedrooms and sofas for anyone stuck in the city.

  • Zachary Reyes