Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' in tweet after Manchester attack

Nettie James
May 23, 2017

Ariana Grande has just tweeted that she is "broken" after 19 people were killed in a suspected terrorist attack following her concert in Manchester last night.

"I don't even know the words to describe this level of arrogance and stupidity", said one.

"I want her home and I want her safe".

Police work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017.

Nineteen people have died after a blast tore through a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack, police have said.

May said on Tuesday that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast, adding that it was being treated as an "appalling terrorist attack". After Manchester, Grande was to perform at venues in Europe, including Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, with concerts in Latin America and Asia to follow.

Majid Khan (22), who was attending the concert with his sister, said: "A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena".

Survivors spoke of hearing a huge bang moments after Grande's finale "Dangerous Woman" ended and the house lights came on, and then of hearing people screaming and running out of the building in a panic.

All trains at Manchester Victoria Station are now suspended, National Rail services said.

"Ariana is OK. We are further investigating what happened", he said.

Multiple U.S. officials briefed on the investigation told NBC News that preliminary reports indicate that a single explosion took place outside the arena on the southwest side, opposite the Manchester Victoria transit station, which is part of the greater arena complex.

Details of the explosion were only just coming to light on Tuesday morning, as fears grow that it was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Manchester police warned residents to avoid the area surrounding the arena, where Grande had just finished a concert. Loads of people running away screaming down the road?!

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security issued a statement saying it was working with its foreign counterparts to get information about the reported explosion. Police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

According to TMZ, the singer is now suspending the remainder of her tour, which is scheduled to resume in London on Thursday.

As concertgoers - many of them young fans of the singer - were beginning to leave the arena after Grande's closing set, an explosion rocked the area. "When we left [the main arena] there was smoke and people lying on the floor". "It's the most awful feeling ever, to know your daughter is there and you don't know whether she's dead or alive", she said. It is on behalf of the team here at GazetteReview that we offer our sincerest condolences to any and all affected by this bad attack, and our thanks to all emergency services workers involved.

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