A deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in England's Manchester Arena tonight (May 22, 2017) killed at least 19 people and sent thousands of terrified concert-goers running for the exits in what police are calling a terrorist attack, according to the USA Today website.
At least 50 others were injured in the attack. Grande was not injured. The Islamic State (IS) terror group is believed responsible for the explosion, based on its delighted online postings.
Witness Kiera Dawber tearfully said that there was a "massive, massive explosion" followed by a chaotic scene of screams, shouts, shoes, and handbags strewn about, and about 20 bodies on the floor of a hallway. "You could see straight off that they were just dead," Dawber said.
Eyewitnesses told local TV stations that the Grande concert was just wrapping up at about 10:35 p.m. local time, when at least one thunderous explosion could be heard. Manchester Arena holds 21,000 people.