UK: 19 killed in suspected terror attack following pop concert in Manchester

May 23, 2017 10:51 IST

UK terror attackUK terror attack: 19 killed Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a blast at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs, reported to be in the foyer, after a pop concert by Ariana Grande.

Greater Manchester Police said there are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured. The cause of the explosion is unknown but the North West Counter Terrorism Unit is treating it as a possible terrorist incident.

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Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue, has been closed and all trains cancelled. British Transport Police say the explosion was in the foyer area of Manchester Arena.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement saying that said they are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. She added, all her thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the attack in Manchester. In a tweet, Modi said, he is pained by the attack and India's thoughts is with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured. We spoke to former Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Lalit Manshingh on the attack.

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