An explosion at a packed pop concert arena in the northern British town of Manchester has left 22 dead and injured another 69 music fans. Police are treating it as a terrorist incident carried out by one man, a suicide bomber. Many of the victims were teens, children and young families.
Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, which police said was in the foyer area, moments after the American singer Ariana Grande's gig finished in the Manchester Arena packed with more than 20,000 fans. The 'loud bangs' sparked mass panic, with concert-goers screaming as they stampeded for the exits.. British Prime Minister Theresa May has called this an “appalling terrorist attack.” She is suspending her campaign for re-election and called an emergency Cobra session in London Tuesday morning.
The attack occurred on the fourth anniversary of the public murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in London by Islamist extremists.