Explosions reported at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Police have responded to an incident at the Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion.

According to a preliminary statement released by the Greater Manchester Police, “there are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured.”

Ariana Grande was performing at the arena at the time of the incident. Video posted to social media captured the chaotic aftermath (see below), with thousands of concert-goers fleeing for the exits.

Police have asked the public to avoid the area surrounding the venue as they investigate the incident.

A representative for Grande confirmed the singer was “okay,” according to Variety.

This is a developing story.

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