Ariana Grande has put her ongoing concert in Manchester on indefinite hold following an explosion which killed at least 22 persons most of whom are reportedly teens.
A total of 59 persons suffered varying degrees on injury in what Theresa May has since described as “an appalling terror attack.”
Police say the attacker was a 23-year-old male who acted alone.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Media reports say the suicide bomber wore IEDs around his waist. An arrest has also been made in connection with the bloody massacre.
While many families are still trying to locate their loved ones after the carnage, a man named Andy told reporters that he was blown about 30 feet away by the blast. He was at the “right place, wrong time,” waiting to pick up his wife and daughter after Grande’s performance.
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“It’s shocking what happened,” Andy told BBC News. “Just carnage everywhere. There was a good 20 to 30 of them [victims]. Some were young kids, some were disabled people.”
He continued: “As I was waiting an explosion went off and it threw me through the first set of doors about 30ft to the next set of doors.
“When I got up and looked around there was about 30 people scattered everywhere, some of them looked dead, they might of been unconscious but there was a lot of fatalities.
“My first thing was to run in the stadium to try and find my wife and daughter.
“When I couldn’t find them I looked back outside and the police, fire and ambulance were there and I looked at some of the bodies trying to find my family.
“Luckily they weren’t there, I managed to find them outside the arena and got them back to the hotel.”
Image: Ariana Grande
Grande, 23, has sympathized with the dead and their family through a Twitter post shortly after her concert was brought to an abrupt end on Monday.
“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry,” she tweeted, adding, “I don’t have words.”
May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.