Report of an explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

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    To early to say who is behind this but the scum bags will be caught, I gaurantee that.
     
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    Yeah it's better to wait. I heard and read like five different reports.
    It was a big concert, so there are going to be multiple videos, including an official one.
     
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    Yep. So far I have read "balloons popping" to "loud explosion".

    ETA: If this is from the event, it wasn't balloons popping.
     
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    I imagine most of the reporting so far is basically about as accurate as searching for Manchester on Twitter.
     
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    Whatever the cause it always saddens me that a cheerful event becomes a tragedy :(
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    Gosh :(
     
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    Seems to be some sort of gun incident happening in Oldham hospital.
    Wonder if it is related.
     
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    Drove past the site just 30 mins before this went off. Crazy to think how close it was. Saw a load of people walking through the city centre at 2300 but there was no panic in them.

    Attacking kids though, I hope it's not another one of them extremist killers like that Norwegian chap. (I've made an effort to not remember his name). Would fill me with dread knowing someone wanted to kill children.
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    What? That's close to some family members. Haven't heard anything on that.

    (Actually there's a helicopter flying around us right now)
     
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    Sounds horrific. I can't think of an explaination other than an intentional act in a venue like this. Considering the average Arianna Grande fan, there's likely a lot of young female victims. Atrocious.

    For those in the U.K. now is probably an excelllent time to donate blood, especially if hospitals are calling this a mass causality event.
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macrumors-2017-blood-drive.2043871/unread
     
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    Children at an Ariana Grande concert ? Probably most in their 20's.

    I do hope it isn't real serious like terrorist.
     
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    This is twitter level so make of it what you will but I did see other reports of hospitals further than Oldham receiving injured people.
     
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    Looks like it could be terrorism.

    "
    The North West Counter Terrorism Unit is treating the incident in Manchester as a possible terrorist incident, sources said.

    Senior national Counter-Terrorism officers are assembling in London and are liaising with the Home Office.

    Early estimates put the number of fatalities in double figures, but these are very early stages.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-manchester-40007967
     
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    I'm watching it on the news now and saw people coming out of the arena - lots of children. 50 lost kids have been rounded up by police in the neighbouring hotel.
     
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    Yeah I'll go with terrorism if this is part of the response.
     
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    This all reminds me of the IRA bomb we had some years ago. Wish people would stop bombing this city.
     
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    Sorry. I'm just old I guess.

    Good vibes to all.
     

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