The Manchester Arena terrorist attack (May 2017)

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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:12 pm

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BREAKING NEWS: Concertgoers flee in terror after two explosions are heard at Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande gig

Emergency services have rushed to Manchester Arena after reports of two explosions.

Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after reports of explosions at the end of an Ariana Grande concert tonight.

One witness wrote on Twitter: 'Just ran from an explosion, genuinely thought we were gonna die.'

Another said: 'Explosion at Manchester Arena, we were evacuated, a LOT of police here.'

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: 'Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area. More details to follow...'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Arena.html

Suzy Mitchell, 26, who lives opposite the venue, said a huge bang rocked the venue.

She said: “[I] just heard a huge bang from my bed, came out to the front of my apartments (we're on the top floor so have perfect view) and everyone was running away in big crowds.

"The bang was so big I heard it from my room which is at the back of the apartment blocks.

"Currently lots of emergency services going to and from. But can't see anything substantial as of yet except fleeing people and lots of cars."

There are reports of injuries on social media, although as yet they remain unconfirmed.

Some reports have suggested the loud bangs may have been caused by a blown speaker.

The noises were heard after the concert finished.

British trainlines out of Manchester Victoria station are currently blocked and emergency services are in attendance, according to Network Rail.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/807967 ... -explosion

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Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber - what we know about him

The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, according to US officials.

Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

His mother, Samia Tabbal, 50, and father, Ramadan Abedi, a security officer, were both born in Libya but appear to have emigrated to London before moving to the Fallowfield area of south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 ... mber-know/
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Postby spiritboy » Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 pm

Terror attack?
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Postby biscuits » Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 pm

OMG. This is crazy. I was almost there. Hope nobody is injured - there are so many kids and families there
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Postby minime » Mon May 22, 2017 10:22 pm

Oh god I live near there :o
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Postby biscuits » Mon May 22, 2017 10:25 pm

Apparently it was a speaker which blew up
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Postby Goldmoney » Mon May 22, 2017 10:26 pm

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Postby biscuits » Mon May 22, 2017 10:44 pm

- Police are calling it a 'serious incident'
- Trains going to Manchester have been diverted
- Some people have bloody injuries
- Ariana Grande is okay

It may have been a balloon popping
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Postby Eamon » Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 pm

Confirmed fatalities now.
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:51 pm

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Postby Wayne » Mon May 22, 2017 10:54 pm

We have the best emergency services in the world, as the London attacks proved earlier this year - may they be at their best tonight for the good men, women and children who went out tonight simply to have a good time.
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:54 pm

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Postby Rihab » Mon May 22, 2017 10:55 pm

Oh dear.

This is exactly why I always feel uncomfortable in large crowds.
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Postby flopho » Mon May 22, 2017 10:55 pm

Shame on me for changing...no, shame on you for staying the same
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:56 pm

G M Police‏Verified account @gmpolice 1m1 minute ago
Details of a casualty bureau for incident at Manchester Arena will be shared as soon as available. Please stay away from the area
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Postby biscuits » Mon May 22, 2017 11:01 pm

Hopefully it was an accident, like faulty equipment
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Postby JeyBeMust » Mon May 22, 2017 11:01 pm

OMG, I can't believe it. I really hope this is an "accident" and not another terrorist attack :cry:
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Postby spiritboy » Mon May 22, 2017 11:04 pm

TV channels here report this as a terror attack and they report of fatalities sadly.
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 pm



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Postby Eamon » Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 pm

biscuits wrote:Hopefully it was an accident, like faulty equipment
Hopefully. Horrendous if the panic caused a stampede which resulted in fatalities.

I saw Mariah in that arena last year and it wasn't comfortable trying to leave the venue under normal circumstances.
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Postby biscuits » Mon May 22, 2017 11:06 pm

spiritboy wrote:TV channels here report this as a terror attack and they report of fatalities sadly.
Fatalities yes
Terrorist don't know
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Postby Mainshow » Mon May 22, 2017 11:17 pm

Just heard it and i am in shock.
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Postby Mikerocha » Mon May 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Nbc is saying at least 20 dead mostly kids :cry:
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:33 pm

Mikerocha wrote:Nbc is saying at least 20 dead mostly kids :cry:
No one has oficially confirmed the number. People are dragging the author of that Twitter post in the comments.
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Postby Serby » Mon May 22, 2017 11:34 pm

Mikerocha wrote:Nbc is saying at least 20 dead mostly kids :cry:
:o :o :o

Omg please let it be fake :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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