Love pours in for 22 killed in Manchester after Ariana Grande concert bombing

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A bomb was detonated outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night, leaving 22 dead and 59 injured.

The attack came as concert-goers were leaving the venue around 10.30pm local time. Police say that emergency services were called by more than 240 people.

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Police are treating the attack as terrorism, and believe it was a suicide bomber who was working alone.

“We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised device which he detonated causing this atrocity,” they write.

The majority of Grande’s fan base are young women, and police confirmed in a press conference that children are among the dead.

Grande responded to the news with a tweet a few hours after the incident.

It has not been confirmed whether her world tour will continue. Grande is meant to visit the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, and still has shows scheduled in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France before heading over to Asia.

‘from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words’

In the hours following, support has flown in on social media for the victims of the attack.

Featured image: lindsaydaniella via Flickr (CC 2.0, resized)

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