Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt

Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.

The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack”.

Paramedics at the scene told the BBC they had treated some of the wounded for “shrapnel-like injuries”.

Unconfirmed reports from two unnamed US officials suggested the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

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