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Multiple deaths reported after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

Residents asked to stay away from Manchester Arena

LONDON – Police said there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in northern England.

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night.

NBC News reports at least 20 people were killed and possibly "hundreds" of others were injured in the incident. Greater Manchester Police have confirmed 19 deaths and around 50 injuries.

The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars.

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Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons.

"Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena," Greater Manchester Police said in a Facebook statement. "There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured. Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available."

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“A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena,” concertgoer Majid Khan, 22, told Britain’s Press Association. “It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit.”

Added Oliver Jones, 17: “The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run.”

Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons.

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled.

Joseph Carozza, a representative from Grande’s US record label, said the singer is OK and they are investigating what happened.

The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande to support her third studio album, Dangerous Woman. The tour began on February 3 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

From Manchester the tour is to move through Europe, including Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, through the summer with stops in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and on to Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia and more.

Here is a Twitter video from a fan who appeared to have been inside the arena. NOTE: There might be explicit language in the background of the video.

EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE

— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017

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