Police Confirm Fatalities at Ariana Grande Concert in England

Police Confirm Fatalities at Ariana Grande Concert in England

22 were killed and 59 wounded.

22 were killed and 59 wounded.

Text: William Defebaugh

Police have confirmed that at least explosion has occurred at an Ariana Grande concert tonight in Manchester, England. 22 have been found dead and 59 wounded, reports say. According to a statement from the Greater Manchester Police, the incident is being reported as a terrorist attack.

There has yet to be an official statement from Grande herself, but her publicist, Joseph Carozza, has come forth saying, "Ariana is O.K. We are further investigating what happened."

Videos posted from concert-goers at the arena depict a scene of panic and chaos, with one survivor describing there being "carnage everywhere."

Others have taken to Twitter to post pictures of missing loved ones in an effort to help find them.

It's unclear what the motives may have been behind the attack, but the incident immediately draws to mind the attacks at the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris in 2015, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016—both of which targeted people attempting to enjoy music in supposedly safe spaces.

Stay tuned for more developments as they unfold.

This story was updated on May 23, 9:50 AM to reflect the final number of victims killed and injured.


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