Breaking: Explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK; fatalities reported

A number of people have died during a “serious incident” at the Manchester Arena following reports of a “huge bang”.

A police statement said: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena.

“There are a number of fatalities and others injured.”

Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig. A spokesman for the US singer has confirmed she is okay.

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