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[UPDATING] Police Confirm 19 People Killed In Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In England

At least 19 are dead and hundreds more may be injured after an incident in Manchester, England.

Police have confirmed that 19 people are dead following a loud blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The explosion (as of 8:15 p.m. EST, 1:15 a.m. GMT) is being treated "as a terrorist incident."

"Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion, the Greater Manchester police force's Twitter account read in an earlier statement, asking local residents to "avoid the area as first responders work at the scene." The BBC reports that some victims were treated for ""shrapnel-like injuries."

A representative for Grande confirmed the singer "is okay" after fans started leaving comments asking if she was safe on a recent Instagram post.

It's not yet known exactly what caused the blast(s). Ivo Delgado, who attended the show, told NBC News he heard a loud bang. "People started screaming and going to the other side of the arena," he said, and added that he saw at least one person with blood on their face. "A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena," concertgoer Majid Khan told Britain's Press Association. "It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit."

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