BREAKING: Emergency services have been rushed to Ariana Grande's concert

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:42AM
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Emergency services have rushed to Manchester Arena after reports of two explosions.

Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after reports of explosions at the end of an Ariana Grande concert tonight, according to Daily Mail.

Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline: "Ariana Grange had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded.

"Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit

"We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying.

"There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smokey and burnt.

"The explosion sounded like it was inside the building somewhere."

Jonathan Yates, who attended the gig, said: "As the Ariana Grande concert finished there bangs like gunshots - it was terrifying so many people running and crying."

One witness wrote on Twitter: "Just ran from an explosion, genuinely thought we were gonna die."

Another said: "Explosion at Manchester Arena, we were evacuated, a LOT of police here."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area. More details to follow..."

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident at Manchester Arena. We have officers at the scene and will provide further updates as soon as possible."

  • This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.