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POLICE have confirmed that people have died and been injured after an “explosion” at Manchester Arena sent thousands of terrified concertgoers fleeing an Ariana Grande concert.

Witnesses on social media have reported hearing a “massive bang” before screaming crowds rushed out of the venue with police confirming an explosion in the foyer area.

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As bomb squads were called to the scene Greater Manchester Police said: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured.

“Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available.”

British Transport Police have confirmed the explosion went off in the foyer area of the stadium at about 10.30pm adding that emergency services are working to establish the cause.

Shocking pictures and video footage have shown the bloodied injured leaving the…

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