22 dead, scores injured in Manchester Arena blast

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Twenty-two  people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack on the Manchester Arena. An explosion happened just after the end of a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande, who is popular among children and teenagers, the BBC reports.

The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was “a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable”.

The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP have suspended election campaigning and the prime minister will chair a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee. She called the explosion an “appalling terrorist attack”, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn describing it as a “terrible incident”.

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