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.
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."