Children among dead as death toll rises after Manchester bombing

Sharing a snap of herself with Ariana, Miley Cyrus wrote on Instagram: "Wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now. love love love sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event! my most honest condolences to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way!" He added that around 59 other people were injured in the explosion at the Ariana Grande show. I love you so incredibly much, you deserved the world & more.

A bomb disposal team arrived at the scene to investigate the explosion, another video posted on social media showed. The wounded are being treated at eight hospitals in the Manchester area. It is: 0161 856 9400.

The prime minister has announced she will chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee at around 9am today.

Theresa May said: "We are working to establish the full details" of what happened in Manchester.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight.

If confirmed as terrorism, it would be the deadliest attack in Britain since four British Islamist extremists killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. "And then just sirens, then police helicopters hovering and all that", he said.

Facebook has activated its safety check feature so people can let loved ones know they are safe, and an emergency helpline, 0161 856 9400, has been set up for those searching for loved ones.

At the time of the blast Chris Parker, 33, was in the foyer area of the venue where he regularly goes to beg for money as concert crowds head home.

Shortly after the blast the station was closed and all trains cancelled.

The venue holds about 21,000 people and is one of Europe's largest indoor arenas, according to its website.

Monday evening, Grande tweeted that she was "broken" by news of the attack.

In the aftermath of the explosion witnesses spoke about the fear and confusion that gripped those caught up in the events. Recording artist Bia attends The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at T-Mobile Arena on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Late Monday, NBC News reported authorities had a tentative ID on the bomber.

  • Julie Sanders