International: "Several casualties" following explosion at Manchester Arena following performance by Ariana Grande

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 16:00

Police say there are a "number of confirmed fatalities" after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena.

Police and emergency services are responding to what authorities say is a "serious incident" at the arena, where popular singer Ariana Grande performed on Monday.

"Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available," officials said on Twitter.

"Due to an incident involving the emergency services [Manchester Victoria] has been evacuated," Northern train service officials said.

"We will provide further updates when possible."

One Twitter user said she heard "explosions" from inside the area, where Grande performed moments earlier.

The reports of both gunshots and at least two explosions are unconfirmed.

Greater Manchester Police urged members of the public to stay clear of the area.

Manchester’s Victoria railway station has been evacuated and all lines closed — both mainline services and local Metrolink trams.

National Rail said in a statement that “Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day”.Greater Manchester Police and the local NHS trust confirmed they had responded to a “serious incident” at the Manchester Arena, and urged members of the public to stay clear of the area.

Manchester’s Victoria railway station has been evacuated and all lines closed — both mainline services and local Metrolink trams.

National Rail said in a statement that “Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day”.

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