At about 10:30Pm on Monday, a great horror unfolded at the Manchester Arena in Britain. The attack happened at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, whose music is popular with children and teenagers.
The attack, which took place in the foyer, left hundreds of people fleeing in terror, with young people at the concert separated from their parents in the chaos. It left carnage inside the concert venue, with medics describing treating wounds consistent with shrapnel injury.
At least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured in the suicide bombing.
The authorities stated that the bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m
Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
The attack came less than three weeks before Britain’s general election on 8 June . In response, all parties have suspended campaigning. Flags outside Downing Street flew at half mast.
Early on Tuesday morning Donald Trump blamed “evil losers” for the attack, adding that he won’t call terrorists “monsters” as “they’d think that’s a great name.”
He added: “We cannot stand for a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people.”
Manchester Arena, which opened in 1995, is one of the largest indoor venues in Europe. More than 1 million people fill its seats every year. It is located near the Manchester Victoria transit station.