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Piparo mud volcano acts up, homes, roads damaged

Piparo residents are on standby to evacuate their homes after what some residents say was an eruption at the mud volcano late Saturday. 

Residents posted to Facebook that the eruption took place at approximately 10:08pm.

However, in a post to his Facebook page, Princes Town MP Barry Padarath said "I can confirm that the Volcano did not erupt and no one is being evacuated up to 11:35 pm tonight."

There are reports of major cracks to the roadway and to homes near Pancho Trace.

Update: 19 confirmed dead, 50 injured in Manchester Arena blast

Some 19 people have died and 50 injured after an explosion at the Manchester Arena concert venue, Greater Manchester Police has confirmed.

Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig on Monday evening, which police quickly described as a ‘serious incident’.

Footage posted on social media showed people fleeing the 21,000-capacity venue screaming, and the area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency services.