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Ariana Grande 'broken' after explosion kills 19 people at her concert in England

Multiple deaths reported after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

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LONDON – Ariana Grande took to Twitter on Monday after 19 people were killed and others were injured after an explosion at her concert at Manchester Arena in England.

"Broken," Grande tweeted. "From the bottom of my heart, I am so, so sorry. I don't have words."

Greater Manchester Police said the explosion is being treated as a terrorist incident.

"This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise," Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter.

Police confirmed at least 19 people are dead and around 50 others are injured after the explosion.

What happened

Witnesses at the concert reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars.

"A huge bomblike 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."

VIDEOSChaotic scene in England after deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

"The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run," Oliver Jones, 17, said.

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 U.S. record label, said the singer is OK the record company is 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 Feb. 3 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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